Odej Posted June 18, 2022 Share Posted June 18, 2022 (edited) Martin argues that the only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself and that stories in which the plot is limited to the good guys facing the bad guys are not that interesting. Asoiaf is usually faithful to this idea, but we have a apparent exception: the Others. We know little about these creatures, but they are undeniably presented as antagonists. The final enemy to be defeated. Long before the TV show there was speculation about a possible union of the remaining forces in Westeros to defeat them, but this climax goes against what asoiaf is supposed to be. Many readers say that the Others are unnecessary to the story and that it would work best with just the conflict over the Iron Throne. We know that Martin will no longer be creating POV characters, so we won't see the story from an Other's point of view other than in a prologue or epilogue. We have five books written and the Others remain a mystery, the political plot is bloated with just two more books to sort it all out. So what's your opinion? Can the Others still become more than the evil creatures of the story? Will the conflict between them and humans and will its resolution be only by war? May there be a diplomatic resolution where Others and humans will have to coexist? Edited June 18, 2022 by Odej Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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