God-Emperor of Yi Ti Posted June 16, 2015 Share Posted June 16, 2015 Or the nuanced nature of the characters. GRRM has said he is not interested in white hat/black hat characters and that Jon himself will become more grey, and not through death, (in the sample chapter of Winds, wasn't Jon running from something-of course it didn't give what form he was in). Even Thorne, who in the book is elsewhere, I would be willing to bet he wouldn't have sanctioned the murder of Jon, which these guys don't get as we're hit over the head with white hat/black hat characters. Much of what GRRM writes is influenced by Faulkner and "conflicts of the heart," as stated by the author himself, as well as history, (Cersei's walk of shame is based on Jane Shore, mistress of Edward IV. His brother, Richard III had her turned out). GOT is basically about "War of the Roses" with dragons. and for a true fan, you clearly have a very loose grip on what GRRM has said, and what chapters he has released. as for the rest of the post, well thats the beauty of a book. You can out any interpretation you like it- i suppose the sentence linking Faulkner to the wars of the roses made sense in your head, but damned if it does when you wrote it down. Again there is a firm trend that the one most offended by the show are the ones who thought late GRRM is "Great Literature"... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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