A Mind Needs Books Like a Sword Needs a Whetstone

“A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.┬áThat is why I read so much.” – Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones.

Tyrion Lannister is a major character of the first, second and third seasons of the popular TV series Game of Thrones. Tyrian is played by actor Peter Dinklage. Tyrion Lannister is the youngest son of Lord Tywin Lannister, and uses his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudice he faces as a dwarf. From birth his own father and sister despise him, because his mother died giving birth to him.

Being a dwarf causes Tyrian problems and harassment. Its size has led him to that derisively called many things, for example, “Imp” and “Half man”. Certainly his influence, power and intelligence have a positive effect on the perception of his personality. If he was born a commoner, he would be left in the forest to die. However, Tyrion was born into a powerful noble house, and so was spared. His father does not think much of Tyrian because if his physical shortcoming. Instead, Tywin more concerned with the legacy of the name Lannister.

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2 Responses to A Mind Needs Books Like a Sword Needs a Whetstone

  1. John says:

    Tyrion would know. Mind over matter. If your not big enough or strong enough or fast enough, you still can be smart enough, smart enough to use someones own strength against them.

  2. Dan Onorato says:

    I love this show. I can’t wait until season 4 of Game of Thrones starts in 2014. To me Tyrian is one of the few good-hearted characters in an otherwise brutal game of thrones.