posted on May, 21 2019 @ 10:50 AM
a reply to: ketsuko
Again I'm not a fan of the show; so I don't have an emotional investment in Daenerys and her image.
The events of the last season were certainly rushed in order to fit the compressed schedule; but I would not describe the actions by Daenerys to be
the action of a mad woman.
They are the actions of a determined woman; she was locked into a corse of action that she thought would best lead to her desired outcome... an
outcome she thought was nobel and worth making sacrifices for... even the sacrifice of allowing herself to take drastic measures she would have to
In the preceding episodes she discovered that "love was not enough" in her pursuit to reshape the world for the better. Her followers love would only
take her so far and that she was reaching that limit... her greatest supporters where beginning to question and defigh her dispit all the love they
genuinely had for her.
In that moment when she was talking to John about love not being enough she was resigning her self to the fact that "fear" was what she was missing.
Her followers loved her yes, but they did not fear her and because of that they would always be pushing the boundaries of her authority. They would
continue to do what they thought was right despite her greater pursuits.
This was further addressed by the fact that she cried right before she went in and decimated the city. She was not happy with her chosen course of
action. She knew it was wrong but still felt it was necessary. The body language in the acting showed quite clearly that she was hoping that the city
wouldn't surrender so that the choice was out of her hands. But when she was forced to make the choice it pained her.
These are not the actions of a mad woman. They are what may happen when even the most noble amongst us are charged to bring order to a chaotic world.
"The path to hell is paved in good intentions"
"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
Are not ingrained in our collective psyche because they describe bad or mad people; but because they describe what can happen to all of us, even the
best of us, under the right circumstances.
edit on 21-5-2019 by DanDanDat because: (no reason given)