Conner wrote:i remember something about she belongs to gale and gale belongs to her but i came to think of that as they were family - like with prim and her mom. I don't remember her saying if not with peeta she would be with gale - not sure thought. At that point in the book she was pretty confused about her feelings and tried to make something with gale once he was hurt but it was nothing like with peeta. I don't think they would have ended up together though, because if the games never happened I don't think she'd want to be with anyone, especially not with the possibility of having kids. Peeta started a war with his words and the war set her free. Without it I don't think she'd have ever been free of her fears. Just my take on things. could be wrong.
Good points. Yes even when she kissed Gale she never felt the feelings she had gotten when she kissed Peeta so I would think for any young woman who cares about to very important men in her life would be really confused and lost.
I just found some symbolism in the book she might or might not have meant. I find that her word choices are too controlled to be an accident - like the pearl - a beautiful, perfect stone and Peeta meeting stone. Mellark - the sufix Mel means honey in greek. In MJ when her mom is up set about the song Katniss hides under a Honeysuckle bush. Maybe it is not something she meant -but man it seems to much. Peeta, her savior, her stone / rock, her perfect pearl, her dandelion, her hope, her sweet love, her sweetheart, her honey. Just saying.
Conner. "No one really needs me. I do. I need you."