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Never written from Robert's POV?


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#1 anastasiak

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

I'm about half way through GOT and I've noticed that Martin never writes from the POV of King Robert. Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am curious as to why this is? Does anyone know if Martin ever cleared this up? Because the King is a fairly major character, and it would be interesting to see the story from his perspective, for example to see if deep inside he knows about his wife and her brother, what he thinks of Gendry, etc. And Martin doesn't seem to have a problem writing from characters' POV that will eventually die, so I'm finding it strange he wouldn't provide us insight into King Robert's mind..

#2 Roose Seal

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

A lot of major characters don't have a POV : Robb, Tywin, Littlefinger, Varys and so forth.

I don't think there's much going on in Robert's mind in GoT, his chapters would probably be something like
*whores* *drinks* *reminisces about Lyanna* *gets depressed* *whores and drinks s'more*

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:30 PM

I don't think there's much going on in Robert's mind in GoT, his chapters would probably be something like
*whores* *drinks* *reminisces about Lyanna* *gets depressed* *whores and drinks s'more*


Spot on lol .

#4 NoNameRivers

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

Robert is pretty straightforward and honest with ned, anyways, and i think if we saw his "emotional" side, it might have ruined it a bit. I think he needs to be jolly and sarcastic with his feelings.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

A lot of major characters don't have a POV : Robb, Tywin, Littlefinger, Varys and so forth.

I don't think there's much going on in Robert's mind in GoT, his chapters would probably be something like
*whores* *drinks* *reminisces about Lyanna* *gets depressed* *whores and drinks s'more*

My thoughts exactly LOL

#6 Adar

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

A lot of major characters don't have a POV : Robb, Tywin, Littlefinger, Varys and so forth.

I don't think there's much going on in Robert's mind in GoT, his chapters would probably be something like
*whores* *drinks* *reminisces about Lyanna* *gets depressed* *whores and drinks s'more*

Ha ha. I would get so bored reading Robert's chapter. He is so predictable.

#7 Nathan the Calm

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:39 AM

I think that this is a nice aspect of the POV. We always have some people near important persons so we know what these poeple do but we do not exactly know what they are thinking. This makes it very interesting in my opinion. As above mentioned characters like Robb, Littlefinger etc. have no POV but there is always some POV characters by them if we should know something important.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:30 AM

GRRM never writes POVs abouts kings... only queens and two LCs. I think it would content to much spoilers.

Edited by FloZone, 06 October 2012 - 06:31 AM.


#9 anastasiak

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

Thanks for all your feedback guys, the further I got into the book the more I realized how monotonic and unnecessary Robert's POV would be. Lost Direwolf sums it up best for me hahaha. Plus some characters, like Cersei, don't seem to need a chapter from their perspective because they're pretty easy to understand and what the others say about them is enough to give us a good idea of what's going on..

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

Also, I think anything

A lot of major characters don't have a POV : Robb, Tywin, Littlefinger, Varys and so forth.

I don't think there's much going on in Robert's mind in GoT, his chapters would probably be something like
*whores* *drinks* *reminisces about Lyanna* *gets depressed* *whores and drinks s'more*

Boring, and a bit sad. He's only happy when he's forgetting what he's become. It's precisely his wasted, aimless strength that always made him strike me as one of the saddest, most haunted of the characters in the story.

His
Spoiler
is very unhappy, and very fitting.