Unformatted text preview: They depend upon one another to survive and to provide for their families. Peeta stands as a foil to Gale since he is the hunting partner that Katniss cannot trust. She second-guesses everything that he does and understands, too, that her survival depends upon her killing him and that his survival depends upon him killing her, a dynamic that is in direct contrast with her partnership with Gale. Still, Katniss recognizes that she hunts better with a partner, and by drawing parallels between Gale and Peeta, it's clear that she can see Peeta as a sort of partner, even if he is a false one. Collins places this moment of reflection just before Katniss finds out that Peeta has asked to be coached separately in order to add to the distrust that exists between them. Gale is the partner she can trust; Peeta is the partner who betrays her....
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- Fall '08
- Katniss, Peeta, Gamemakers assign scores, families. Peeta