Lady Rhodes Posted April 24, 2019 Share Posted April 24, 2019 Is Daenerys a character study in how someone becomes a villain? I have been contemplating lately a quote that I read: no one who is a villain believes they are a villain. For instance, Cersei does not see herself as a villain; she sees herself as someone who was repeatedly ignored due to her gender and then used as a pawn in the game of thrones. Highborn girls were used for marriage alliances. It was essentially a glorified type of prostitution. Now, we see Cersei as a villain, but presumably, at one time she was not. She was a child, albeit spoiled and with a cruel streak (we have heard from stories that she had a serving girl whipped for stealing a necklace and she was very mean to Tyrion) but also, she lost her mother at a young age and had a very distant father. This is to say that villains are not born, but created by their circumstances. I love Daenerys, but the more I study her arc, I am thinking that she may turn into a villain. She is in a very dark place at the end of Dance. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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