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Old 09-22-2011, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by GonzoTheGreat View Post
What steps does Egwene take to ease his way?
That may be a bit off topic*, but it is something I haven't really noticed since she hid him in TGH.

Mat does think he should help Rand if Rand needs it. He just does not think that Rand needs such help all that much, and he doesn't think that Rand wants it either, for the most part.
Mat wasn't really eager to go and be a large red herring distracting Sammael, but he did it anyway. Then he wasn't really eager to barge into a swarm of AS and bully them into helping Rand, but he agreed to try anyway. He wasn't eager to accompany half a dozen or so AS to Ebou Dar, but he did it, in order to help Rand. He wasn't eager to get married, but he did it (though that was an accident, admittedly). When Rand was going to Caemlyn to avenge Morgase, Mat showed up to come too.

* Then again, Egwene bashing is always on topic in WOT discussions.
you said it yourself, Mat isn't interested in helping Rand. He's interested in running away and/or getting rid of the memories in his head. sure, he "does it anyway", kicking and screaming, shiftily craftily looking for another option (=not to help Rand) every step of the way.

As for Egwene helping Rand, she tried helping him to learn to channel, she's carrying messages back and forth between Rand's supporters, she's keeping an eye on him in T'A'R, she's politicking the AS to support him, although admittedly as the series progresses this gets rather difficult and in the end she has to take an official position that is (in my opinion) not in line with her personal thoughts. But, as you said, this isn't about Egwene, it's about wimpy wussy hypocrite Mat.
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