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Old 01-28-2013, 05:58 PM
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Does anyone else find it kinda disturbing that Lews Therin apparently killed his own children, but never seems bothered about it. I understand his pain for having killed Ilyena, but he rarely (if he ever has) mentions his own children!

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Does anyone else find it kinda disturbing that Lews Therin apparently killed his own children, but never seems bothered about it. I understand his pain for having killed Ilyena, but he rarely (if he ever has) mentions his own children!

Whats up with that?
Can always make new children....
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Because more LTT whining would have really improved the books.
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Sudden sweat made tracks down Lews Therin's face through the dust and dirt. He remembered, a cloudy memory like a dream of a dream, but he knew it true. His howl beat at the walls, the howl of a man who had discovered his soul damned by his own hand, and he clawed at his face as if to tear away the sight of what he had done. Everywhere he looked his eyes found the dead. Torn they were, or broken or burned, or half-consumed by stone. Everywhere lay lifeless faces he knew, faces he loved. Old servants and friends of his childhood, faithful companions through the long years of battle. And his children. His own sons and daughters, sprawled like broken dolls, play stilled forever. All slain by his hand. His children's faces accused him, blank eyes asking why, and his tears were no answer. The Betrayer's laughter flogged him, drowned out his howls. He could not bear the faces, the pain. He could not bear to remain any longer. Desperately he reached out to the True Source, to tainted saidin, and he Traveled.

The land around him was flat and empty. A river flowed nearby, straight and broad, but he could sense there were no people within a hundred leagues. He was alone, as alone as a man could be while still alive, yet he could not escape memory. The eyes pursued him through the endless caverns of his mind. He could not hide from them. His children's eyes. Ilyena's eyes. Tears glistened on his cheeks as he turned his face to the sky. "Light, forgive me!" He did not believe it could come, forgiveness. Not for what he had done. But he shouted to the sky anyway, begged for what he could not believe he could receive. "Light, forgive me!"
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that's the quote, for sure. But, I think the point that Cortar is trying to make is that when LTT is ranting throughout the series in Rand's head (or Rand is ranting to himself - whatever), he never mentions his children. Which, yeah, I'll agree is a bit odd. But, whatevs.
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I don't find it particularly odd, seeing as how it's best viewed as a schizophrenic voice. It's not supposed to make sense.
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LTT was 400 years old. I imagine it was probably something like this.
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