05 12 / 2013
Since Catching Fire, there’s been a fresh round of opinion about Peeta going around the Tumblr. I’ve seen a few posts stating that they find Peeta annoying because he’s weak.
There’s been lots of lovely responses, including posts that name every example of Peeta not being weak in both the Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I’m not going to repeat those because I actually think it’s against the point.
Peeta is not weak. There is no arguing this. It’s canon. It’s important to know this, because it’s absolutely crucial to the symbolism of Peeta’s character and of the series in general.
05 12 / 2013
Only illiterate douche-nozzles interpret Peeta as being manipulative, nagging, or coercive of Katniss for his own gain. This is a character that was willing to die for her to have a chance at a happy ending with another guy in Catching Fire. So, please, knock it off trying to say he pushed her into a relationship and/or children post-war. That would have been entirely out of character.
If anything, he wouldn’t have wanted to be with her if he thought she wasn’t all in for the right reasons. Additionally, he grew up with a mother who was cold and abusive. He wouldn’t have wanted children with Katniss if she wasn’t ready, willing, and able to be the type of parent that their children deserved. Flaws and all. Yes, he always wanted to have children but ultimately the decision to have them rested with Katniss.