Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thoughts on Game of Thrones: The Laws of Gods and Men(4.06)

In this episode Daenerys is beginning her rule over Meeren and just starting to see how difficult ruling really is. Daenerys is first confronted by a man that supported her in her mission to free the slaves of Meeren but has had his entire herd of sheep burnt by her dragons which shows how even though Daenerys is the mother of dragons she cannot control them and they are becoming more and more dangerous and next time it might not be just be sheep that die. Daenerys's next visitor is that of Loraq who is the son of one of the masters that Daenerys had crucified and is currently left rotting on the post on which he died and Loraq is begging to be allowed to bury his body. The confrontation with Loraq goes to show that Daenerys's brutality while dealing with her enemies may not be as justified as she likes to see it and it also goes to show how this may lead to her downfall as a ruler in the long run.
The main story of this episode is Tyrion's trial which is really a joke considering that just about everyone knows that Cersei has paid off all the wittiness to say what she wants them to say to make Tyrion look guilty. Tyrion is obviously very frustrated with the way that the trial is going even though he expected it to go something like this but that doesn't make the situation any better knowing that he'll be found guilty of a crime he didn't commit. While there's a short break during the trial Jamie goes to Tywin to beg for Tyrion's life and Tywin agrees that if Tyrion confesses to the crime he could be sent to the Night's Watch to live out his days if Jamie agrees to leave the Kings guard and take his place as Tywin's heir.
The last wittiness that is brought forward is Shae who I am assuming was forced into testifying because it looked like it hurt her to have lie about her and Tyrion's relationship and how she saw him planning for Joffrey's murder. Tyrion eventually has enough with hearing Shae's lies and he confesses that this trial is a farce and he knows it has more about him being a dwarf than him having killed Joffrey and how he wished that he was the one that killed Joffrey, he also declares that he demands a trial by combat.

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