and it's very badly written, your point?
Not it's not, I've studied PTSD and Depression both, and the constant sense of hopelessness, the closing yourself off from others, the out bursts of sudden emotion, mostly rage and sadness, all of it is realistically written and portrayed. What marks the difference between Rand's struggle and Wangst is that Rand doesn't actually spend much time bemoaning his fate, instead he constantly fights to cope with and overcome it in a variety of ways, all of which fail due to lack of professional and well meaning help, until finally Rand just gives up and accepts his eminent death, which marks the lowest point in his struggle.
You want a freaking LIST? Mat getting frowned at for getting essentially raped? The constant refusals to work together, people running off on their own, consistently keeping secrets from people they should trust...Shall we go on?
This is actual real world phenomenon, we have trope about it, though I can't seem to find it right now.
re:Communication and working together
This is the central conflict of the series, and it's not unrealistic in fact if it weren't the constant exploitation of the lack of communication and team work this would be a damn good tactic: sending your strongest and most competent players to different areas to deal with different threats rather then focusing all your strength in once place while the world falls apart around it. The point however, of all the failure of communication and how much it hurts, is that simply talking things out can accomplish much more then all the fighting and struggling in the world. This is highlighted by the handful of instances where there is direct honest communication having massive and immediate payofffs.
Or the head of the Forsaken became a corrupt master of darkness because he was just oh so jealous. Heavy handed metaphors FTL
And jealously isn't a human motivation? What's more Demandred isn't the head of the Forsaken he's one of the bigger players sure, but not the head.
See my post in the A Song of Ice and Fire
edited 16th May '12 4:38:11 PM by LMage