OldGimletEye Posted July 10, 2016 Share Posted July 10, 2016 1 hour ago, Woman of War said: And Mycah has had a tough death. Actually there are quite a few characters who had a tough life. Should they all get something good as reward? As interesting as the character of Sandor is - the show did not go the route of changing his character into a more socially compatible personality. Actually his grotesque and sometimes hilarious cynicism is the essence of Sandor's character. Horror coming with its own comic relief. Sandor is not toned down, he is not "redeemed" as in having learned a different approach to life. We only cheer for him because he chops the right people apart, those who are the bad guys. But he gluttons in in killing just like he did before, casually taking the boots of the man he just insisted to kill, while the guy is still choking. Okay a couple of things here. When Beric says to Sandor “you can help more than you have harmed Clegane” or whatever it seems, by the look Sandor gave, that line did have some impact on Sandor. Here is the clip: Click Here Also, earlier in the season Sandor does say “If the gods are real why haven’t they punished me.” So, I think it’s a bit of an ass pull here to say that Sandor hasn’t changed or, at least, that he is simply a mindless killer or that he lacks any notion of ethical behavior, his killings of the people that murdered what might have been the closest thing Sandor ever had as a friend notwithstanding. Is Sandor a complete angel here? No he is not. But, then again, not every one can be St. Tyrion, patron saint of the white wash. And no, not everyone roots for Sandor simply to see him just kill people and then do or say something “bad ass”. I root for Sandor because I think he wants to be a good man, even though he struggles to get there. I find that kind of struggle to be interesting. And the fact is that his desire “to do better” seems to have brought forth because of Sansa Stark. 1 hour ago, Woman of War said: Sandor is still someone who lives by the sword and who will die by the sword though he might die fighting the good fight. He has not been changed by his near death experience. And I guess he might die for Arya or for Sansa. Or he will die because of Sansa, she sending him to his death for her revenge. He’s the kind of guy that goes into combat following the orders of people like St. Tyrion. And let’s make no mistake, St. Tyrion intends to use mass violence to achieve political ends. He gives the orders to guys and gals like Sandor do the fighting. You can say St. Tyrion’s goals are justified here or whatever, helping Dany take down Cersei, but at the end of the day both Dany and Tyrion will send in guys and gals like Sandor to do the fighting and dying. Sandor is a professional soldier. Just like Brienne is or Barristan was. Why do you have a problem with that? Also, I’m not sure why you’re so certain that Sandor will die. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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