sexuality necessary?

Discussion in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' started by Jessehk, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    I love the "song of Ice and Fire" books. I am currently on page 300 of a Clash of Kings, and I cant put it down.

    However, there was one thing that I was debating about in my mind: " Is all the excessive sexuality in the books necessary?"

    I understand the GRRM is trying to write about reality, and not sugar-coat everything, but it is getting to the point where I'm wondering why he has to include certain scenes where the only topic is a sexual expirience with one of the characters.

    I know that some scenes add to the character development,*SPOILERS* like Dany's expiriences with Drogo, but scenes in which Tyrion "lies" with Shae repeatedly seem to be useless.

    * END SPOILERS*

    Does anyone else feel the way I do?
     
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    Sorcha Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually I did also. I understand that it might be important to the story sometime, but I don't need a detailed description of exactly what they did, thank you very much. Anyone with a brain and an education can figure out what's inferred. Honestly, I think it rather detracts from the story.
     
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    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

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    I dont think it detracts at all, although im only on page 80 something of A Game Of Thrones. Scenes like the one mentioned have happened a few times, but stuff like that happens in real life, and so it makes the book seem more real and gritty. You must remember howeverm, that it is aimed at an adult audience.

    The only thing thats bugged me, is that so far, its all been incest. Ewww.
     
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  4. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    During the beginning of a game of thrones, it generally adds to the story.
    The main sequences I am speaking of take place at the end of the first book, through the middle of the second book.
    Beyond that, I haven't read yet :D
     
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    Sorcha Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, at the beginning there seemed to be a reason. Not so much towards the end. I've only read the first, bout to start the second. :)
     
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    The Hound The Everlasting Scream

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    Sex is just instinct, so of course with something as realistic as SOIAF it's bound to be included. Ha, one thing I really like about SOIAF there seems to be something to offend everyone!
     
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    I'm not offended by it, just reflecting that he includes so much, it seems excessively unnecessary at times.
     
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    Umm... I've barely noticed it. There's much worse in your average romance novel. :eek: :eek:
     
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    I think it adds to the book because the world seems similar in many aspects to our medival history, which was very vulgar and offensive. Knights often times were rapists and abusers of the weak and poor. It just makes point of views more realistic, like Sansa and her dreams of heroics and knightly deeds get crushed by reality.