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AGoT Bran 2: the things he doesn’t do for love

The man looked over at the woman. “The things I do for love,” he said with loathing [italics mine].

I’m used to thinking of Jaime as having a turning point re: his relationship with Cersei when he learns how many other men she’s been sleeping with. However, here we see him already addressing her with “loathing.” His dialogue before Bran’s appearance can be summed up as “will you shut up and have sex already!”; his predominant emotions are boredom and impatience.

No doubt Jaime still believes he “loves” Cersei at this point, but if this was ever a relationship of mutual emotional gratification, it already isn’t anymore.

Still … that’s one great line there.


AGoT Daenerys 1: sibling incest

First mention of the sibling incest motif:

She had always assumed that she would wed Viserys when she came of age. For centuries the Targaryens had married brother to sister, since Aegon the Conqueror had taken his sisters to bride. The line must be kept pure … Dragons did not mate with the beasts of the field, and Targaryens did not mingle their blood with that of lesser men.

Interestingly, this implies that Targaryen sibling marriage started in Westeros with Aegon the Conqueror (i.e. it was not a tradition followed in their previous home of Valyria).