Sympathy For Joffrey
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:30 PM
It sounds like the most ludicrious thing in the world, but after finding myself reading the -near- end of A Storm Of Swords and into A Feast For Crows, I can't help but think that yes, Joffrey was an absolute idiot, but he was still a stupid little kid who had two non fathers and a crazy mother. And of course the image of 12 year old boy clawing at his own throat probably helps the whole sympathy thing.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:07 PM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:06 AM
me on the other hand jumped up, spun in circles, and did my little celebration dance
I took the RW hard /frown5.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':frown5:' />
Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:38 PM
It will be a trick and a half if they can bring that to screen in GoT /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> Quite certain most viewers will share TheWizard's response, though.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:01 PM
"Hard truths cut both ways" Stannis
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:58 PM
i was beaming with joy as i read of his demise. good riddance to that mad child, i'm only sorry that he didn't suffer more. his death reaffirmed my fate that there is justice in the world after that fate being crushed after reading of the red wedding.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:19 PM
However, reading this topic now I see how much of a suffering it must have been for Joff. I can sympathize with him but never forgive his sadism. I wish he had died in singular combat against some Stark, without his dog to protect him, scared to that, aware that his kingness would not help him any more that Rhaegar's did when Robert's battle hammer got him.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:41 PM
And yes, I do place some of the blame at Jaime's feet. As a member of the Kingsguard, he could have found some pretence to spend time with Joffrey as he grew up to teach him some of his own sense of honour.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:56 PM
I did feel bad for him as he died but only because he was 12 and choking to death is a horrible way to die.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:45 PM
I still don't get the desire to watch a twelve y/o endure a more horrific death. Even the most 'toerag' of my pupils, I would cry if they ever physically suffered in my lesson. And this is a boy who clawed into the skin of his neck with pain.
You're a teacher?
What if a kid order the execution of the principal? Would you not wish for him a bad death then? WOULD YOU?