What are your thoughts on Garlan Tyrell? I like Garlan as much as the next guy but at the end of the day he did participate in the plot to kill Joffrey that would ultimately frame Sansa and Tyrion, ya he was kind to Sansa and gave Tyrion the recognition he deserved, but he did still screw them over
I like Garlan, and I think he’s going to be handling the rapidly developing shitnado that will be southern Westeros in book six.
But that being said, Garlan, assuming he was in on the scheme (which he almost certainly was) did endanger Sansa and Tyrion, two innocent catspaws in the Tyrell scheme. That’s intentional on GRRM’s part. Good people aren’t good all the time. Evil people aren’t necessarily evil all the time. Edmure cocks up but his heart is noble, Sansa has moments of selfishness when she is easily one of the most compassionate people in the series. Stannis is a righteous man, one of the noblest to ever bear the crown in his conception of power, but has his own failings that prevent him from looking beyond his axes to grind. Few people are forthrightly good or despicably evil all the time.
Thanks for the question, Anon.
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