Meaning of the Beetle Story before the Viper vs. Mountain
The whole beetle story before Oberyn and the Mountain’s match was an ironic signature of George R. R. Martin. GRRM is like this retarded cousin Orson Lannister, killing off characters. The characters in GOT are like the smashed bugs, and we are like Tyrion, unable to take our eyes off from what’s going on and wondering why all these creatures had to die. We even have nightmares full of dead beetles - characters for us - even though they’re not real humans but only bugs/fictional characters. And we just can’t wrap our heads around why.