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  •  you missed the entire point (3+ / 0-)
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    caul, bmcphail, trumpeter

    If you think he continually kills off main characters, then you've completely misunderstood who are the main characters.  If a main character is defined as someone who gets a chapter from their point of view, then the only main character to permanently die in the first 5 books is Ned Stark.  The dynamic might be slightly different in the TV show, but that is still the underlying message.

    •  A main character (0+ / 0-)

      Is one who exists for some dramatic purpose important to the larger work.  I question the necessity of having so many dozens of characters who are given "main character" treatment but who are subsequently shuffled offstage without enduring effect on the larger story.  It's a weakness of the works and is irritating besides.

      We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

      by bmcphail on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:00:53 AM PDT

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      •  I have to disagree. (0+ / 0-)

        The main characters in his tale are the Stark kids, the Lannister kids, Dany, and a very few others.  The others you seem to be referring to are only seen as 'major' because George wont let them remain 1- dimensional.

        I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

        by trumpeter on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:30:00 AM PDT

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