stateofdissipation Posted July 14, 2014 Share Posted July 14, 2014 Not at all. The reveal itself is not as important as its impact and incorporation in the story - the journey matters more than the destination. As for the deus ex machina, a good writer has no need to pull these, and GRRM himself said he wouldn't because it would make all the carefully planted foreshadowing invalid and thus a lie, and he is not a liar. Like Ned being beheaded instead of going to the wall...Like Robb being killed instead of gaining an army... in both cases information GRRM gave to indicate the fate of the character proved to be false. --Lies filthy lies... he was supposed to go to the wall-- --Lies filthy lies.... he ate bread and salt he was protected--- Foreshadowing= an indication or a suggestion... foreshadowing =/= a statement of fact. The use of "foreshadowing" (indication and suggestion) when the "facts" are known is a lie--something intended or serving to convey a false impression. How can you call it "true" only if your idea of the indication and suggestion turns out to be the same as the GRRM's idea? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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