[LMB] What makes a character irredeemable?
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 23:28:41 BST 2019
Every time we see Dondo in action, he's a gigantic horse's rear. Horse
river, on the other hand, is a l
On Monday, July 29, 2019, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree that Dondo's self-will would have prevented his being taken up even
> if a god had been willing, much like Joen, whom the Bastard does offer
> mercy to.
> But, here's the thing - as readers, we're primed to view both those
> destructions as suitable and proper. The sundering and destruction of
> Horseriver is clearly meant to be perceived as a tragedy, although he
> probably did more damage than either Dondo or Joen.
> So my question is: how does LB cause us to view Dondo's destruction as
> just and right? Induce us to not shed tears at his destruction. Because
> it seems clear that's the authorial intent, and one that is very
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