| Quote #10
"Your family needs you, Katniss," Peeta says.
My family. My mother. My sister. And my pretend cousin Gale. But Peeta's intention is clear. That Gale really is my family, or will be one day, if I live. That I'll marry him. So Peeta's giving me his life and Gale at the same time. (24.80-81)
Peeta's skilled at strategy too. In this moment he uses Katniss' loyalty to her family against her, urging her to think of them and put them first – and to use them as a reason to survive the Games. The problem is, Katniss can't be loyal to them and Peeta at the same time. If she saves him, she can't save herself to take care of her family. But if she saves herself, how will she be able to live with the guilt? How can either she or Peeta live with themselves after watching the other die?