Mad Madam Mim Posted February 20, 2015 Share Posted February 20, 2015 Brashcandy, your post instantly made me think of Sandor's comment about Bran and silencing Summer: “The boy is a long time dying. I wish he would be quicker about it.” Indeed, it is no laughing matter that Joffrey goes on to arrange Bran's murder and shows how a throw-away 'joke' from Sandor with his dark, glib sense of humor can be tragically misconstrued by Joffrey. It's chilling. Joffrey probably thinks that by emulating the Hound, he will earn the approval of Sandor and the Lannisters, that he will finally be playing with the big beasts but he gets it horrifically wrong. Joffrey fails to grasp that even Sandor has a line, and secretly hiring an assassin to murder a boy in a coma is not in Sandor's code. Sandor is honest about his brutality, he does not hide the awful things he has done. I think this also highlights Joffrey's lack of political astuteness. He cannot think beyond his own instant gratification to consider the full social ramifications of his actions (and this will become increasingly apparent as we move through the story). The more power Joffrey gains and the less he is kept in check, the wilder his behaviour becomes and it is less about approval seeking but more about his own sadistic fulfillment. I will call it 'cocky twat syndrome' but on a far more chilling level. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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