Vaegon the dragonless Posted July 3, 2022 Share Posted July 3, 2022 I think this question is one of the more complex of the story, on one hand it is not deniable that Robert mistreated and sexually abused of Cersei, but sadly the story is not set in our world but in a place where they're is no such thing as a spouse raping is partner. Still that is what Robert did and is for me the one thing that he cannot be excused of. Is hate for the Targaryen is somewhat justified politically and emotionally since they are both a threat to his rule and he considers them collectively at fault for the death of is "one true love". Then again he is only directly involved in the death of Rhaegar (on the battlefield so a kill or be killed situation) and the attempted on Viserys and Dany for which he later try's and retract himself. All in all outside the SA on is wife, which make him worthless in my eyes but in Westeros is not something that is really seen as bad since it is part of the mariage for Westeros, he is a sad and pathetic man that was once seen as a paragon. But on the other hand we have Cersei, and she is one if not the nastiest piece of work in the whole Seven Kingdoms. She ordres the torture and murder of innocent, possibly sold a woman into slavery (most likely sexual slavery) for having our estranged husband children after killing those children. She then has all know illegitimate children of said husband tract down and murdered with anyone who oppose them. She killed one of her friend at the tender age of ten, abused our brother for most of is life. She seems to only actually care for Joffrey only paying secondary attention to her other two kids. She sleeps around (not a bad thing) with men that look like her and that are completely at her mercy (Lancel is still a teenager when she start a relation with him and Jaime is completely devoted to her when the opposite is not exactly true). Sure she can be said to be fighting a patriarcal system that make her do all those horrible things, but other women seem to managed it without causing so much pain and destruction, and she also is completely sexist, she does not believe that women should be equal to men, she believes that SHE is equal (and most of the time superior) to men, her and her only. So in the end while both characters are really unsympathetic to me, Cersei comes out as more antipathic. Robert is a rapist not question and outside of that a mediocre man trying to be decent. But Cersei she is like a serial killer, she is just full of hate, spite and evil; and like a lot of serial killer's she suffered abuse, but that does not excuse them of what they do and it certainly does not excuse her. Morte 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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