In defense of Joffrey Baratheon

Everyone agrees about one thing when it comes to this young man, he is a monster; a child with a singular purpose – to make the lives of those around him miserable.  The question, however, is how he got that way.  He is a singularly callous individual; it is not a huge stretch to say that not one other character in the series comes even close to the evil nature of the king… but how did this come to be?

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In defense of Sansa Stark

Despite her own personal development over the course of the FFC/DWD chronology, it is most demonstrative that she is used by the author as a whetstone, sharpening the traits of the characters she interats with: these traits continue to play important roles in the lives of those characters even after she leaves them.

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