SeanF Posted March 29 Share Posted March 29 (edited) 16 hours ago, kissdbyfire said: I’m very much looking forward to reading your posts when RamRam dies screaming by whoever’s hand. I’m sure they’ll be full of understanding and compassion and totes heartfelt, all sympathy for poor, unjustly killed hero Ramsay Bolton. Because if you’re “demanding justice” for a non-character who was screwing widows and orphans, and a nasty, cowardly deserter w/ hints of paedophilia, I can only imagine the outrage when it’s Ramsay or Walder or others who are also epitomes of good and just and moral behaviour. I’ve said before that I don’t get when people are willing to come across as someone who doesn’t understand the text just b/c “boohoo I don’t like character x”. There’s something else I don’t understand, perhaps you can help me. I don’t get how or why one would rather make statements aligning themselves w/ the vilest characters in the books b/c, again, “boohoo I don’t like character x”. So my question to you is, are these ridiculous arguments just something you’re spewing w/o conviction just b/c “boohoo yadda yadda yadda”, or are these pathetic arguments representative of your beliefs? I understand the concept of “death of the author”, but any such argument needs to have *some* basis in the text. In fact, the text must be treated as sacrosanct. It requires close reading, critical skills, and placing each character’s words, thoughts, and actions in their proper context. One can’t make things up, ignore textual evidence to the contrary, and invent bad motives, for good actions, for characters one does not like. There is simply no critical interpretation , offered in good faith, that allows one to view people like Tywin, Walder Frey, the slavers, the Boltons, as heroic, or people like Ned, Catelyn, or Jon as villainous. There is plenty of room to debate whether Ned’s, Catelyn’s, Jon’s actions were counter-productive or wise, or whether they are flawed. But, none to debate if they are villains. Edited March 29 by SeanF Craving Peaches, Morte, LongRider and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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