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On 8/14/2023 at 11:21 AM, Kal-L said:

That sentence struck hard. Growing up and realising along the way you're not the man you wanted to be.


12 hours ago, SeanF said:

It’s an incredibly sad quote.

And yet, Jamie’s efforts at redemption are very half-hearted.


5 hours ago, VisenyaTargaryen said:

This and for the same reason. I also can relate to the times when Jaime feels resentful for being misunderstood by others (even though he doesn't explain himself). Having to deal with the dissonance between how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you wanted others to see you can be very difficult to navigate. And incest aside, the fact that he's also a romantic (kind of like Sansa) is also relatable to me, just like his identity crisis from ASOS onwards.


If there's one person in the whole story that best fits the "conflict within the human heart" line, it's 100% Jaime. Stuck between his biggest regrets, failings, misunderstandings, and self-loathing; and trying to believe that there's still a way out for him to redeem himself. Even when his attempts at redemption suck right now because he's enforcing the tyrannical Lannister rule in the Riverlands. But still believing deep down, he can still redeem himself.

A lot of people might write him off, but based on the fact that he's going to see Stoneheart, I'd say we should wait and see what he does next.

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On 8/17/2023 at 2:35 PM, SeanF said:

It’s an incredibly sad quote.

And yet, Jamie’s efforts at redemption are very half-hearted.

So far. Every single bit of crawling he’d done since ASOS takes him back to the man he wanted to be versus the person he became. Maybe he makes it, might be he doesn’t. It’s a compelling journey whether or not he gets there 

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