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Literary Lads We Love: Peta Mellark


I choose Peeta, as one of the Lad's I wanted to write about, for several reasons.

First of all, he's tough.  He's been through a lot of crap in his life.  He lives in District 12 to begin with.  Probably one of the toughest Districts to live in next to 11.  They live by their means, every single day.  A few are luckier than some in 12, but most just live with what they have.  Peeta had an abusive mother, but he did what he could to with stand her.  Luckily, his dad and brothers were kind to him.  And he's strong, physically, and mentally.  He may be kind-hearted, but that doesn't mean he's not strong.  He can lift sacks of flour.  And hell, he survived two Games, and a hijacking, and he had to have his leg replaced by a prosthetic.  The fact that he survived two Games and a hijacking says more about his mental strength than anything else.  I mean, I personally don't think I'd survive the Games.  I don't think I'd have the ability to get through it.

Second, he's kind.  When Katniss was starving, he gave her the burnt bread.  He looked after Katniss, more so during Catching Fire, than anything else.  He was there for her, holding her when she had a nightmare. He helped her put her life back together.  And Katniss helped him, too. (And I LOVE Katniss, but this is not a ladies post, so I won't go into that love).  Peeta never had a bad thing to say about anyone.  He never killed, unless it was because they were attacking Katniss.  He did everything he could to protect her.  And I love that, so much.

I just...I love Peeta.  I love everything about this guy.  And he is one of my favourite literary characters.  Ever.

PS: This was for lisal825's Literary Lads We Love meme thinger post challenge! :) Thanks for hosting, this was fun :)

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tigtogiba34
Oct. 20th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
psh I'm Team Gale! :oP
myfriendamy
Oct. 20th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
aw I love Peeta, too! He truly is great and one of my all time faves, too.
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weekendsinner
Oct. 20th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I second the point about Peeta's mental strength. He has an incredible steadiness to him, and he seems to function really well in grief. Great points. <3
josephinestone
Oct. 20th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
I loved that about him: that he was kind and strong.
deathmallow
Oct. 21st, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Team Haymitch, admittedly--I wrote my meta on him! But you make good points here that you can be compassionate and strong. :D
kaitydid33087
Oct. 21st, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, I love Haymitch. And I love what you wrote about him. :)
pianogurl330
Oct. 22nd, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
Peeta!! Can't wait until Catching Fire!!
heavenly44
Oct. 22nd, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
Fantastic analysis. I love peeta too. He's amazing and the fact that he survived all that he did makes him amazing.
wwmrsweasleydo
Oct. 23rd, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)
I totally fell in love with Peeta while reading that trilogy. I was so sure that something awful was going to happen to him, because that's what happens to kind, gentle, considerate men in books. And awful things did happen but in the end it was good.

Great post. Thanks!
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