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Old February 27 2013, 07:01 PM   #1273
Re: The Walking Dead Season 3

Pingfah wrote: View Post
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Pavonis wrote: View Post
Merle is a coward, because he does what is easy, not what is right, or even smart.
Dorian Thompson wrote: View Post
You can be physically brave and still be a moral coward.
Right & Right, & that's what he is
But isn't moral cowardice sacrificing your values because you don't have the courage to defend them?

That's not what Merle is, he doesn't have those values to start with, as far as I can tell he doesn't really care about other people or what is "right" at all.
Even if he's immoral, he's a coward for not doing what's smart and hard, and instead doing what's easy.

When he was chasing Michonne down, the smart thing to do would be to make sure she was killed, either by himself or by zombies. He let her go and assumed that zombies would catch her, and decided to lie to the Governor about the incident. He did the stupid thing instead of the smart thing, and then he lied about it. That's cowardice.
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