I think she ended up choosing Peeta mostly because he was the absolute ONLY person in the world that could understand where she'd been, and why she was so damaged. They were both damaged. I think if all that stuff hadn't happened, she'd never in a million years have chosen Peeta.. but after being bonded through the games and their grief, who else could she pick really?
not the most romantic of ways to choose a partner, but I get it I guess. It's kind of like Frodo not being able to stay with the rest of the hobbits... he was just too changed to be around people who weren't changed the same way.
I do agree with your frustration with her in the last book though. I think the author was TRYING for realism (cuz lets face it... we'd all have lost it FAR sooner than she did) but it didn't delve far enough into her emotions to really achieve that. Instead, it felt like a cop out bc we didn't fully understand what she was going through and it just looked like she was moaning and being stupid constantly.
Gale's part was most definitely a cop out at the end. It had potential in the second book to really develop into a viable choice for a relationship. but you're right, he's fairly repulsive... too blood thirsty, and there's no way she could have been with him even if he HADNT done what he did to Prim (unintentionally).
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