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Describe the basic plot of Mockingjay from Gale's point of view.  

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jonaash | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM via web

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Describe the basic plot of Mockingjay from Gale's point of view.  

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM (Answer #1)

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It is difficult to say what Gale thinks or feels because we do not know his character as well.  Of course, Katniss is the one telling the story so we don't technically know what anyone else think or feels.  We can guess what Peeta thinks with a little more accuracy because we have more encounters with him.  With that said, it is clear that Gale sees the battle between the districts and the capital in a very different light than Peeta and Katniss.  He is willing to do anything to win.  He is willing to take steps that others are not will to try.  Gale is ready to lock the miners in the mountain and he is helping to create weapons that are unthinkable to Katniss.  Gale has a hatred for the Capital but no appreciation for what they are capable of.  He helps to generate weapons without a second thought of how they might be used.  Gale is intent on winning no matter who is hurt in the process.  I think he eventually sees the error of his ways when Prim dies, but he certainly looks at the war through different eyes.  For Gale, it is all about winning.  For Peeta and Katniss, it is more about creating a different kind of life free from the games and control of the capital.

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