Arthur + Lyanna = Jon Jul 30, 2015 2:27:28 GMT
Post by Deleted on Jul 30, 2015 2:27:28 GMT
All in all i really like this essay because i think it touched on the same thing that the Eddard essay touched on.Honorable men despite what external and internal oath they think themselves behholden too are human.Love is the thing that slays giants.It can make an honorable man forget his false honor and bring less than pious men to their knees.
I don't know if there is but i would have like to have seen something in text that pointed to romance something that was unique to them that wouldn't overlap with othet prospects.But again nicley done.
She DID tear up at the sad song sung by Rhaegar, so clearly she was not immune to the charms of melancholy. And I'm not saying Arthur was never happy. I'm saying he was complex. He was grave, he took his vows seriously, he was sometimes stern. But he also liked to fight, had a flair for the heroic and the chivalrous. He was also kind (helping the small folk) and brave(facing off with Ned) and strong (combat prowess) and fearless (the smiling knight). Plenty of room for both.
Remember, in Ned's dream Arthur smiles "sadly". It's a contradiction, a complexity. He's sad because of the responsibility he bore in causing the rebellion, but smiling because he is fond of Ned and Lyanna. This mixed portrait of emotions is what made Arthur such an interesting character. As we know, George writes rich, three dimensional characters, not silly caractures.
"Very well then, I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman