Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Game of Thrones Gossip #66 Joffrey Baratheon

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Now I'm looking at the main characters introduced in season three, what our season two characters were doing and looking at all the bests bits. Enjoy the season three posts! 


Joffrey has now morphed from spoiled mummy's boy into a cruel King and this season is dominated by his personal relationships with those around him. He is delighted to be getting a much better bride in Margaery Tyrell than he viewed Sansa Stark, and it is clear quickly that he is smitten by her looks. He is frightened by her decision to stop and visit the poor, in a place where he was attacked the previous year, but is surprised to see how easily she wins them over and admires her for it. He defends her actions to his mother and ignores Cersei's comments about her appearance and influence, showing that he is moving more towards Margaery and away from her. Margaery is clever enough to start showing interest in things that Joffrey likes, admiring his new crossbow, expressing an interest in learning to shoot it and surprising him with her insight into the feeling of power that it must provide him. She shows fascination as Joffrey tells her about the gory history of King's Landing and then gently leads him out to the cheering public below them. Joffrey is scared but realises that together they can be loved by the people and for the first time, he enjoys it.
 

Relations with his Uncle Tyrion descend into blind hatred. Tyrion was always the one who refused to fawn over Joffrey and was never afraid to discipline or slap him when required. He uses the opportunity of Tyrion's wedding to Sansa to humiliate his uncle, preventing him from cloaking the bride by removing the footstool. He continues to goad him during the reception and the mention of the bedding ceremony is where Tyrion draws the line and threatens to ensure that Joffrey will be unfit to bed his own bride. Tywin interevenes and offers Tyrion a way out of the situation, which Tyrion takes by decalaring he was kidding. Joffrey is able to gain a form of revenge on his uncle by continuing to torment Sansa, and by torturing and murdering Ros for kicks when Littlefinger catches her spying for Varys.


The only thing that seems to be stopping Joffrey from actually harming Tyrion is having Tywin as his Hand. It is clear that the young King still fears his grandfather and is not quite brave enough to stand up to him. Tywin is not impressed with Joffrey, blaming Cersei for a lack of control over her son, and decides that he must do it instead. When news of the Red Wedding reaches King's Landing, Tyrion is angered by Joffrey announcing that at his wedding to Margaery, he intends to present Sansa with Robb's head. Joffrey assures everyone that he is not joking and Tywin gets annoyed with him. He tells Joffrey that he won the war that Joffrey started so Joffrey sneers that his 'father' King Robert won the real war while Tywin hid at Casterly Rock. The furious Tywin sends him to bed without supper. It is clear to everyone that Tywin is the only one stopping Joffrey from turning into the Mad King.


12 comments:

  1. Ah, I loved to hate Joffrey. He made me want to climb into the book and strangle him with my own bare hands.

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    1. I was right there with you! I was grinning like an idiot when he died in the series!

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  2. There was so much intrigue in these episodes. Joffrey went off the rails. I miss this show!

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    1. Every time I write one of these posts I want to start watching it all over again! The story arc of the end of season 3 through to Tyrion resolving his daddy issues was so good!

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  3. Joffrey is as bad as Umbridge. Cannot stand either of them.

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  4. I hated Joffrey with a burning passion. The actor that play him, Jack Gleeson, portrayed Joffrey so well.

    Keep on Reading

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    1. I heard he has given up acting. If that is true it is a real shame as he was very good.

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  5. Is it weird that the evil characters are my favorites? I liked seeing how twisted Joffrey could get, but I was still happy when he died, especially after how he treated Tyrion.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I loved characters like Tywin, Stannis, Roose and Littlefinger because they are so complex and interesting! GRRM wrote some really amazing characters. Joffrey and Ramsay I was glad to see go!

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  6. Omg I hated Joffrey so much! What a little sh*t lol. I'm so glad he got what he deserved.

    --Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations

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