Gale and Katniss met each other by chance and after that they became friend. We meet Gale first in The Hunger Games. They were living in the same town and in similar family situation. They both hunted for food to feed their family in the wood. In here they found and knew each other well enough for trust. They depended on each other for information and food, so their relationship was not only a friendship, but also a partnership.
Gale and Katniss both come from similar backgrounds; they both tried to survive and provide for their families. They look out for each other both in the woods and outside of the woods, and try to help each other out when the other cannot provide for his or her family. Gale and Katniss got along and understood each other; he is only Katniss’ friend who she can be herself even when they were hunting in the wood or in life outside of the wood.
It seems to be that she hardly did that to others. Throughout The Hunger Games, Gale and Katniss have an equal relationship in hunting in the woods, supporting for their families. One time in the wood, Gale mentioned a future life for both personal. They were going to run away from District 12 to other district where they would have children, but Katniss was not receptive. For her, she saw him as a friend; she has no special feelings for him, like she said at the very beginning of the book, “He could be my brother” (8). Beside depending on food as providers, they helped each other to build up and contribute to each other strengths. Also, “Gale gave me a sense of security I’d lacked since my father’s death. His companionship replaced the long solitary hours in the woods.
I became a much better hunter when I didn’t have to look over my shoulder constantly” (111-112). Throughout the story, it is also proved that she had a fear with her ability to trust others; however, she admitted that Gale was only a person she could trust: “But he turned into so much more than a hunting partner. He became my confidante, someone with whom I could share thoughts I could never voice inside the fence” (112).
As the rebellion progresses, Katniss and Gale grow farther apart, both in their personal relationship and in their roles in the rebellion, but it just stopped there. Thus, the relationship between Katniss and Gale is just a partner, friend, or brother relationship, but it plays an important role in Katniss’s success in the Hunger Game.