Something about the love story in The Hunger Games.. It’s very sort of old fashioned. Gale and Peeta are both people Katniss feels duty bound to but could learn to love. She could’ve just as easily learned to love Peeta as Gale, or she could’ve moved to the Capitol and found a string of boys and girls and fell in love with all of them.
But the old fashioned part and why a lot of people’s great-grandparents were together for so many years is the duty-bound part. You found each other, you didn’t know each other for that long, but you sort of decided you were going to build a life and make a family and you learned to love each other… Or you didn’t, but you stayed together anyway.
I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I kind of like the realism of Katniss being with someone she learned to care about over time rather than someone she had a magical connection with. (Even though the love story is not one of my favorite things about the Hunger Games books.)