Craving Peaches Posted March 24 Share Posted March 24 I think this is a major theme the books are trying to get at. Now I am not saying sacrificing other people doesn't 'work' in the sense of producing an effect, it clearly does, but I think it could be more of a 'short-term gain, long-term loss' type situation in terms of incoming divine/karmic punishment (see the Valyrians) and it wouldn't be applicable to solving the major incoming problems like the Long Night. Many people have said this before but Azor Ahai doesn't sound like such a good guy sacrificing his wife, and I think one of the things we are supposed to think about is whether the sacrifice of an innocent for the 'greater good' is really justifiable in the sense of it being necessary (I don't think it is). Quote " . . . what is the life of one bastard boy against a kingdom?" "Everything," said Davos, softly. And supposedly the more valuable the sacrifice is to the sacrificer, the greater the effect it has. One's own life must be up there in terms of how valuable it is to them (usually). Also, it would make sense that self-sacrifice was needed so people don't have an easy 'get out of jail' card against the Others. I also think a willing sacrifice might be more powereful but that is a discussion for later. SeanF, sweetsunray and Admirable Privy 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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