Craving Peaches Posted February 8 Share Posted February 8 As pointed out by my dear friend, @Prince Rhaegar Targareyen: Quote His whole character is lashing out with massive violence because he felt slighted. And it all stems from his relationship with his father. Tywin has daddy issues. Tywin saw his father as weak and not embodying proper masculine virtues. He blamed his father for the state his House was in, and while this is true, Tywin arguably over-compensates in the other direction. It is not enough for his House to be respected, they have to be feared. He goes over the top all the time, like when he wiped out all the Reynes and Tarbecks including the innocents, when he sanctioned the incredibly brutal murders of Elia, Aegon and Rhaenys, and so on. He had such a problem with how people acted with his father that he mistrusted the sound of laughter and almost never smiled. Of course, this over-the-top compensation for where he found his father lacking, as anyone who has read about psychoanalysis will know, could stem from two things: Oedipus Complex Tywin feels insecure about his small pee-pee I am not denying the possibility Tywin could have a small pee-pee but I think the former option may be more likely because of Tywin's relationship to his mother and his relationship with his cousin Joanna. That's right, Tywin married his cousin because she was like his mother. Just look at how he treats this poor woman: Quote "This is not . . . when Lord Tywin's father died he returned to Casterly Rock to find a . . . a woman of this sort . . . bedecked in his lady mother's jewels, wearing one of her gowns. He stripped them off her, and all else as well. For a fortnight she was paraded naked through the streets of Lannisport, to confess to every man she met that she was a thief and a harlot. That was how Lord Tywin Lannister dealt with whores. He never . . . this woman was here for some other purpose, not for . . ." And Joanna was the only person who could make him laugh... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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