31 May 2014
In the Hunger Games, Peeta first announces his love for Katniss in the interview with Caesar Flickerman in front of the whole nation. Katniss is taken aback by Peeta’s confession of a crush on her. Haymitch thinks that the confession will begin the idea of the “star-crossed lovers” from District 12 and it will help them get more sponsors. They are becoming something of the celebrities in Panem.
Katniss first realize that Peeta really does care for her when she is taking care of Peeta in the cave. The announcer organized a feast which has stuff that each tribute needs the most. Peeta is badly injured and he needs medicine but he still tries to persuade Katniss to not go because she might get hurt or killed. Katniss also knows the reson why Peeta joins the Career Pack because the Careers think that Peeta can lead them to Katniss. But Peeta knows that they are hunting for her so he joins them and tries to lead them away. He tells the Career Pack lies and when Cato found Katniss, Peeta stood up and fought Cato to let Katniss escape. Katniss realizes her own feelings for him when they kissed and she didn’t want him to die. After their kiss Katniss was craving for more. But she didn’t admit it until the third book.
I don’t think that Haymitch plan all along to keep them both alive by stressing the love story. He thought that Katniss had a better chance than Peeta. At first, he just wanted to make them famous and Katniss would gain popularity because Peeta wanted her. The decision that the Gamemakers made about two tributes from the same village could win isn’t what Haymitch foreseen. Haymitch came up with this plan because it is perception rather than truth that largely affect one ‘s survival in the Games. Peeta and Katniss aren’t actually in love in the first book. Peeta really does love Katniss. He had a crush on her since he was five years old. He purposely burns the bread...