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Old June 5 2012, 01:40 PM   #760
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

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It doesn't really have anything to do with him being sixteen, it's a societal thing. He can either leave her a "ruined" woman
You skipped a beat - the 'ruining' of her honour to begin with, which has everything to do with him being sixteen. I'd assume if he was older he'd be less likely to sleep with unmarried noblewomen if he actually cared about their honour.

Again, you can't treat him having sex with her like a gun accidentally going off. It's something he did on purpose and while conscious.
Because no one has ever made a rash decision in a moment of weakness, especially not a teenage boy with a girl offering herself to him. I was there not too long ago, I remember very well how easy it was (and sometimes still is) to get caught up in those feelings. You act as if people are always rational.
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