Ran Posted May 7, 2009 Share Posted May 7, 2009 Astra,SPOILER: Lions"Deaths could be avoided because without Ammar, the barbarians or whatever you call them from desert would be routed in no time."And so Ammar's faith and culture would be wiped from Al-Rassan. Why would this be reasonable? Yes, in the end the Muwardis fail. But how was Ammar going to know this? "That's how it had to be because they were the attackers. Ammar, prolonged the war."The Esperanans were the aggressors. The Muwardis came in to defend the Asharite kingdoms (and, yes, take those over that were weak).Ammar was hoping to be able to win the war, not "prolong" it. Why not? Note that characters like Rodrigo do not think him to be making an unequal choice -- he's not choosing to fight for a markedly worse side than the other, and so can't be condemned for the fact that he does choose. It's sort of like Lee choosing to fighting for Virginia, if no the Confederacy."Jehane would find another man to screw with"Yeah, and I'm sure Miranda could too. She liked screwing, the hussy. :P"What fantasy has to do with history?"Kay's later fantasies are rather intimately concerned and intertwined with history. Changes can very well happen, but the fact is that there's no reason for Kay to do anything because it's "PC". I don't see many Christians bitching and moaning about Rodrigo dying on the basis of their religion. What I find is that people who are upset Rodrigo died do so because they prefer the tough soldier to the elegant courtier archetypes which a superficial reading of the text might suggest for Rodrigo and Ammar. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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