l3ol3o, on 19 June 2012 - 08:40 PM, said:
LOL sorry. I figured you weren't serious but some of the posters in the other thread really do think Tyrion is a monster and act as if he is the main villain.
I would still like to know from those who think that Tyrion is a monster, how exactly is he a monster?
I don't think he is a monster nor do I think he is the main villian in the story. I don't think there are any villians, at least none that we have met yet. I once said in another thread that Ramsey Bolton probably loved his mother and really seemed to care about his dogs.
There is a quote from Martin that I think is very insightful:
Even the villains... Certainly I have my favourites. Tyrion Lannister is my favourite. He is the grayest of the gray. In every conventional sense, he is on the wrong side but you have to agree with some of the things he is doing while loathing others.
Tyrion is not evil but he's not a good person either. There are no good people in the books, just people who have done good acts and bad acts. He's done some good things, his advice to Jon and the saddle for Bran are examples of it. His help for Jorah is pretty amazing, considering the guy kidnapped him, chained him up, and beat him. But, he's also committed murder and done other completely horrible things. There are also times that I've pitied him, I said in the previous thread that the scene between him and Jaime remains one of the most powerful in the series for me.
I freely admit to getting frustrated when I see every action of his being excused. He's a murderer, I believed he committed rape. That doesn't mean I can't admire him for stopping Sansa's beating or love the scene at the beginning of Clash between him and his niece/nephew. It much for a much more complex and powerful figure IMHO.
I believe that Tyrion has gone done a very dark path. I also believe that he may be turning in to a vilian, as much as this series has villians. But if you look at my earlier post in this thread, you will also see that my hope for him is that he is able to rebuild himself and move towards a more positive place. I just have serious doubts that is possible at this point.