Aes Sedai behavior towards those stilled

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by The Gambler Matrim, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Brian Mandragon

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    The tower and it's attitudes toward each other were a sign of how society had broken down and made the time ripe for the Dark One to return. And for all of their thinking they were better than everyone else they had to learn the truth to survive. Turning away Wilders meant possibly turning away a talent even if underdeveloped. The tower was stagnated, Egwene and Nynaeve came in the the right time to be able to upset the way things worked and make changes that would never have worked if the tower was already whole.
     
  2. Jocasta Braithe

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    Brian, I think you’re exactly right about the tower’s stagnation, that’s what I was trying to describe too. They have been doing what they do because “that’s just the way it’s done” for so long they (as a group) have lost the ability to adapt. They can’t change with the times when the situation demands it. And without some of their more flexible members - not just the Power trio, but also Moiraine, Siuan, and others who broke the rules when they had to - they might not have survived.
     
  3. Juliya Karisu

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    Nynaeve is such a good example of going against all the Aes Sedai traditions. Keep on reading ;)
     
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    Sarcasm or no? :giggle

    I'm about halfway through Winter's Heart.
     
  5. Juliya Karisu

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    Nope, not sarcasm. Just looking forward to you reading more about Nynaeve and trying not to spoil it.
     
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    I love Nynaeve. I can't wait.
     
  7. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    Nynaeve and Matt both grow as characters throughout the series.
    I guess all the characters change but Matt and Nynvaeve are the most obvious changes to me. They are my two favorite characters!