Love Is The Death Of Duty

I was looking at shows to watch the other day and I came across a documentary of Game Of Thrones and I suddenly realized that I have not, in fact, finished the show. The problem when I start a series that is currently filming is that I tend to forget to continue watching (which I am glad for this one, as I hate the ending). On the other hand, when I start something that is already done, I tend to try to cram all the episodes in the shortest time possible (like with Seinfeld).

So anyway, Maester Aemon Targaryen told Jon Snow that love is the death of duty, when they were talking about why a brother of the Night’s Watch cannot have a wife and children. I love how in the end, Aegon Targaryen VI (more known as Jon Snow) told Tyrion Lannister that sometimes duty is, in fact, the death of love.

In a world where dragons and witches exist and the dead are threatening to take over, this notion is certainly far fetched. Unfortunately, I cannot come up with examples in our boring and uncomplicated (at least not at par with that of the show’s) world. What is similar to abandoning your watch on the walls and guarding the realms of men to build a family? Or killing your lover (and queen) because of your duty to humanity?

I love the quotes. And I hope I do not get to experience either.

Can you come up with an analogy?

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1 Comment

  1. Sadje says:

    I didn’t see this one! It was too violent for my liking.

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