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Old June 4 2013, 09:15 PM   #174
Brendan Moody
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.9 - "The Rains of Castamere" - Rate and discuss

While the Red Wedding is surprising in its brutality, in the books it's not really a sudden reversal so much as an underlining of a point already made: despite his martial skill, Robb lacked the political mind necessary to win his war, and was too stubborn to accept that he had already lost. The most he could have hoped for would have been the preservation of his life and to reclaim his control of the North. There was really nowhere left for the character to go, dramatically speaking. The same is true for Catelyn, and for Ned at the point of his death.
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