The Snowfyre Chorus Posted March 12, 2014 Share Posted March 12, 2014 I honestly would feel pretty bad for JonCon if he's been lied to all this time by Varys and Illyrio, raising a kid he thought was his "friends". He's an extremely loyal man, and likable, despite his hard personality. I think that is indeed part of the tragedy of this particular storyline: that Jon Connington views himself as a player, and is in all likelihood merely a pawn in the grand scheme. And then, by default, Aegon himself is caught in the tragedy - aspiring to become the player he believes Griff himself to be... not knowing how manipulated his own foster father and hero has been all along. Obviously we don't know where GRRM will take this - but I think there's opportunity for Aegon to play some redemptive role before all is said and done. Part of the theme in these books seems to be the way stereotypical heroes fall short (or simply don't exist)... but the other side of that coin would be that the ordinary person doesn't have to be of "heroic blood" to make a meaningful contribution to outcomes. I could see Martin creating a powerful moment for Aegon, should the youth somehow discover the true story behind his manipulation yet rise above it to impact the story in some decisive and self-sacrificial way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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