EggBlue Posted March 27 Share Posted March 27 On 3/25/2023 at 2:15 PM, Craving Peaches said: The slavers are so evil they don't even feel like real people. They are flat, two-dimensional characters for Daenerys to beat, that is it. And there is basically real moral conflict in the battle because the morality is all on Daenerys' side. And they are really incompetent so there wasn't even much of a struggle to beat them. Now I am not saying there are no moral complexities in the Essos storyline because there is, but they all come from Daenerys. We have potentially two ex-slaver characters, the Green Grace and Hizdahr, who say they want reform, but none of the readers seem to believe them so if this was an attempt to give more depth it has failed. They would be pure evil even if they weren't two-dimensional, but they would have been less boring to read if they had some depth. I think more than the slavers; it's the slaves that make the slaver bay storyline fall flat. You have a society where absolutely everything is run by enslaved people, including the best martial forces. Still, there doesn't seem to be any history of revolts until a blond teenage girl with three baby dragons comes along?! Give me a break! as I have long accepted that Daenerys is never the one asking history questions, I kind of hoped GRRM had included some history parts of slavers (Volantene and otherwise) in Young Griff's lessons chapter to give us a view on how the slavers had managed to keep such a massive percentage of enslaved people in such a terrible treatment and never have to worry about it. Aldarion, Craving Peaches, Ser Arthurs Dawn and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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