Formerly known as Cerine Al'Rhynar
- Dec 16, 2021
- They - Them
Same reason I love Elyane! Even when she's immature, it's believable given her background. Same with Rand, really, even though he grates a bit more usually.That's definitely one of Elayne's positive qualities! I also think she has a little bit of an advantage in some aspects of the problems the characters confront, especially where politics are concerned, because she was literally raised and trained from childhood to face those kinds of challenges. She's also at a disadvantage in other areas because she's been sheltered, so she is ignorant of experiences some of the other characters have had growing up. So in that regard, I think she's pretty well balanced.
One thing I really loved back in the day and still love is how the girls go about saving themselves at the end of The Great Hunt.
That's one of the things I love about how Jordan wrote women in comparison to some of Sanderson's interventions.... Jordan treats them as intelligent, well-rounded, 3D people not just exposition points. (Case in point: Aviendha. No spoilers.)Absolutely. I remember reading the chapters where they talked about Rand going to rescue them and I was so glad he never even got the chance. It's one of my favourite parts of the wheel of time series, how all the women are represented as not only 3 dimensional characters but ones who aren't just there for the purpose of needing a love interest. I've been burned before with fantasy books who abandoned character development for the female protagonists the moment they get a boyfriend.