Eejit, on 12 July 2012 - 08:01 AM, said:
Jordan intentionally chose to have the beginning to be reminiscent of the flight from the Shire.
Moiraine is nothing like Gandalf and the female characters are really quite varied. I guess the fact they don't put up, shut up ant let the men do their thing can make them seem 'whiny' or 'bitchy' to some.
You clearly won't enjoy the rest of the series however and apparently don't 'get it' in the slightest, your loss.
Surely you jest?
The female characters are actually just one character, and it's flat and cardboard cut out. Insert some braid tugging, sniffing, lots of ten paragraph description of clothes worries and some female on female spanking and you have WOT.
Further, despite being far more powerful than men, and powerful men having gone crazy for thousands of years, there is no discernable effect on society. In fact, the super powerful Aes Sedai act a lot like immature high school girls of the worst sort, real female friendships are replaced by power struggles. And naturally, when the Hero is attracted to three women at once, they magically agree to share him, because that is only fair. And they become sister wives
. I kid you not. Sister wives. And this works as "female friendship". It's enough to make anyone vomitous.
Further, you have Nynaeve, the head braidtugger and sniffer extraordinaire, ending up married to a proper man's man, but since she has more power than him officially, thankfully she needs to be subordinate in private so she's not too uppity. Thank goodness and order is restored.
Then we have the Aiel, where women fight and are stronger and more equal than in other places, but to cancel out this, they also marry the same dude. Sister wives here too. In which they can come together in sisterhood over sharing the same bloke. Lovely, isn't it?
Except it's reactionary enough to make you want to heave.
Edited by Lyanna Stark, 12 July 2012 - 03:12 PM.