Gerion liked to set him on the table during feasts and make him recite
them. I liked that well enough, didn’t
there amongst the trenchers with every eye upon me, proving what a
clever little imp I was. For years afterward, he had cherished a dream
that one day he would travel the world and see Longstrider’s wonders for
Tywin had put an end to that hope ten days before his dwarf son’s
sixteenth nameday, when Tyrion asked to tour the Nine Free Cities, as
his uncles had done at that same age. “My brothers could be relied upon to bring no shame upon House Lannister,” his father had replied. “Neither ever wed a whore.” And when Tyrion had reminded him
that in ten days he would be a man grown, free to travel where he
wished, Lord Tywin had said,“ No
man is free. Only children and fools think elsewise. Go, by all means.
Wear motley and stand upon your head to amuse the spice lords and the
cheese kings. Just see that you pay your own way and put aside any thoughts of returning.”
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Tywin
is one of the most powerful men in the kingdom, with a natural ability to
command armies, come up with complex tactical strategies, and rule empires. His
ruthless ability to discern how best to protect his family and build dynastic alliances
intimidates his children. He arranges marriages, undertakes the unofficial “ruling”
of the kingdom through his grandson, and successfully defeats Stannis’ armies
Introverted Intuition (Ni): His
singular focus on establishing a dynasty, and looking toward future alliances,
keep him on a straight path toward absolute power. His insights into others,
even in their absence, is often profound (his assertion that Rob Stark is young
and arrogant because he has “never lost a battle” leads to his perception that
he will be a difficult foe). He had a vision for all his children, which Jaime
usurped in joining the King’s Guard. His belief systems are often absolute.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Shae
is found in his bed, proving he sees what he wants, what will give him
pleasure, and takes it. Tywin is good at switching tactics and seeing
possibilities as they arise. He leaps on alliances, martial treaties, even
scheming to end the Starks, without much forewarning. He partakes of life’s
pleasures in living an expensive lifestyle, while also despising his son Tyrion
for “living those things to excess.” Sex, wine, food, and pleasure have their
place… after a fashion.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): He
cares for his children, but not enough to appease their emotions – Tywin doesn’t
care if they like the marriages he arranges for them, they’re going to do it
anyway. His internal ethical system rebels strongly against things he does not
like (unusually, he either doesn’t know about or mind his children’s incest,
but he is strongly repulsed by homosexuality, showing how his internal moral
system is personal and subjective to him).
“Only Lady Joanna truly knows the man beneath the armor,” Grand Maester Pycelle wrote the Citadel, “and all his smiles belong to her and her alone. I do avow that I have even observed her make him laugh, not once, but upon three separate occasions!”
Sorry if you answered this before, but how and why do you think the incest started between Jaime and Cersei?
Hi! Wow, I wrote way too much for this. I think first a timeline and some text will be useful before we get started.
266 - Jaime and Cersei are born at Casterly Rock
272 - Jaime and Cersei are taken to KL for Aerys’s Anniversary Tourney, though Cersei does not see Rhaegar there. “When she was just a little girl, her father had promised her that she would marry Rhaegar. She could not have been more than six or seven.” (This art by @bidonica is my favorite thing.)
273 - Jaime and Cersei are seven. They are discovered by Joanna’s maid. Joanna dies soon after. After the Martells arrive, Cersei sexually abuses Tyrion by twisting his penis; she physically abuses her baby brother on more than one occasion.
276 - Jaime and Cersei are 10. Tywin hosts a tourney. Maggy the Frog tells her prophecy. Cersei sees Rhaegar for the first time. Aerys refuses the Cersei/Rhaegar betrothal and he refuses Jaime as Rhaegar’s squire.
277 - At eleven, Jaime is sent to squire for Lord Sumner Crakehall.
278 - Tywin brings Cersei to court. She is 12. Cersei wept and Jaime raged.
279 - Jaime wins a squire’s melee, though where this melee took place is unclear. Possibly at the tourney held at Storm’s End?
279 or 280 - Tywin visits Casterly Rock with Cersei. Jaime visits home too. The twins are 13 or 14. Jaime dares Cersei to kiss Tyrion, which she does. Cersei laughs at Tyrion’s tumbling, until Tywin puts a stop to it.
281 - Jaime wins his spurs against the Kingswood Brotherhood. Jaime and Cersei are known to have slept together at Eel Alley. They are 15.