Galbatorix A Dragon Rider Analysis

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The Madness of Men and the World they Create The world of Alagaesia is certainly an interesting place. Elves, dwarves, dragons, and huge creatures called urgals. Running wild with magic, and clashes on an epic scale. Into this world were born some rather extraordinary men even for this world. Galbatorix a Dragon Rider of the old order, destroyer of an era of peace and prosperity, Eragon a farmer boy who became one of the legendary Dragon Riders, and Sloan a simple butcher who became significant through his involvement with Eragon’s family. These men all made choices driven by things they perhaps could not control or fully understand. In this paper their choices will be shown, evaluated, and given an analysis on. Perhaps their actions were ugly…show more content…
His animosity with Eragon and his family (uncle Garrow and cousin Roran) is very well known. According to Eragon’s own testimony Sloan is disliked by all in the village but is tolerated because he’s the only butcher in the village. However, it’s also said that he himself doesn’t care for anyone in the village besides his daughter Katarina. The other reason that the village doesn’t cast him out is because he lost his wife over the nearby falls. He clings to Katarina very closely because of this her being his only remaining family. The first choice that is shown that Sloan does is arguably understandable, considering the circumstances. Who wouldn’t if faced with the Ra’zac, scourges of humanity and enemies of dragons, spill their guts. That is exactly what Sloan did. He spilled his guts to the Ra’zac and told them that Eragon had the blue stone that appeared in the Spine. While this choice is understandable and perfectly rational Sloan’s other choices are a little iffy on the sane and reasonable…show more content…
This is a man who is totally alone in the world save his daughter who according to reports looks remarkably like his wife Ismira whom he lost over the falls in the Spine mountains. So like many people he clung to what he had left with a vengeance. He became possessive and erratic. Refusing to acknowledge the Spine as evidenced by his interaction with Eragon, where Eragon tried to sell Saphira’s egg. Looking at it that way you could think of his actions as being possibly overprotective and scared of what could happen if Katarina went into the Spine. Of course that doesn’t quite justify his actions and his punishment of losing his sight was a good punishment. However, never being able to contact Katarina again was a bit harsh on Eragon’s part but more on that
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