Epyon Posted April 20, 2015 Share Posted April 20, 2015 (edited) She could have given the greatest speech in the world and it wouldn't have changed a damn thing if she still executed Mossador. The former slaves would still have been pissed. I think you underestimate the power of a good speech, and strong leadership. She could have easily responded, when the chants of the former slaves asking for mercy started. something along the lines of: "Mercy? You ask for mercy, for a confessed murderer? How many of you would so willingly forgive the murder of one of your own, if Mossador had slain them? There are no more slaves here, and there are no more masters here. Here, all the people of Mereen are equal, and all will be given equal justice.This man is a confessed murderer of a citizen of Mereen and the penalty for murdering a citizen of Mereen is death." Followed abruptly and unceremoniously by Mossador getting his head chopped off. The point would have been emphasizing the equality of the citizens, and the equality of justice, with the actual execution just being a result..... Instead, Daenarys made the execution of Mossador the entire focal point, rather than the concepts of equality and justice. It's the difference between Mossador being executed as an anonymous murderer, and a symbol of equality between the two castes -or- Mossador being seen by the former slaves as a martyr, because Daeny comes off looking like a corrupt politician scratching the back of the masters. *Edited for clarity Edited April 20, 2015 by Epyon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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