Galad and Berelain

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Juliya Karisu, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Juliya Karisu

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    Does anyone else think it's weird that the 2 best-looking people in the books end up together? And that the reason they like each other is because of their looks? What was Robert Jordan trying to do here?

    Personally, I was kind of disappointed that there weren't more conversations between them. As two people who were always judged because of their looks, I would think they would look more into the soul than the outward appearance and have some real discussion. I guess there wasn't enough book time left for them.

    What do you think about this? Or am I the only one who has even thought deeply about this :lol
     
  2. Brian Mandragon

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    It is easy to dismiss people who are very good looking as having looks but nothing else. Galad however was forced to confront his prejudice and narrow mindedness and proved he was a better man for it. Berelain was a great match to insure he would have to grow more to see the full truth.
     
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    Galad has this deep right and wrong moral code. It would be interesting to see how Berelain fits into that!
     
  4. Ilverin Matriam

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    Weird? No, just the opposite. I thought it was SUPER fitting. :lol

    I guess you are right that it might be a bit superficial at first, but we know Berelain is very inteligent and we know Galad has grown throughout the books, so I think it wasn't that bad of a match-up :p
     
  5. Juliya Karisu

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    Yes, I think they will make a good match, brains-wise and politics-wise, but I just thought it was strange that they were first attracted to each other because of their looks. I guess the other characters just didn't hold a candle to these two amazingly good-looking people so it was only fitting they ended up with each other :lol

    I'd like to make a definitive list of good-looking-ness one day, since R.J. is so obliging to comment on every characters' looks. :p
     
  6. Satrim Kha'os

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    Personally I didn't like the relationship. It felt too much like tying up loose ends to me with almost all of the main cast being in romantic relationships of some sort by the end of the book.