Cassandra Pentaghast - Thread - "Deal.With.It." Aug 6, 2016 4:21:56 GMT via mobile Nimlowyn, rowrow, and 1 more like this
Post by opuspace on Aug 6, 2016 4:21:56 GMT
I have to say I agree with the confessor about the part where Cassandra strongly believes in her religion but openly dismisses and willing to persecute the other. It was disappointing quite frankly because it is not a positive quality like how Leliana initially viewed Elves in DAO but unlike Leliana (who in fact changes her perception and is pro-Elven 10 years down the line in Inquisition), we could not confront Cassandra and challenge her bigoted perceptions. I personally think Bioware should have had a dialogue option where the Inquisitor converses about what was found in the Temple of Mythal with Cassandra. It would have made for a nice character development moment, to see someone so devout in one religion either become more tolerant or remain bigoted.
I brought that up in a different forum, and the posters there were very gracious and understanding. Vanilka summed it up pretty well and I'm grateful to them for helping me see that side of Cassandra in a more positive light.
"I was bothered by this, as well. I'd like to have a talk about it because it was, indeed, very hypocritical of her. Because it's not like Andrastians don't have all those Chantries and whatnot. Because it's not like from another faith's perspective, Andrastianism isn't just ridiculous hoghwash, as well... I do love Cassandra and I take it as one of her flaws. One flaw does not define a whole person. So, as much as that one stings (especially since Lavellan is my favourite) and I'd be the first one to call her out on it, Cassandra is still one of my favourite characters out of all BioWare games. I don't think any of the BW characters is absolutely perfect, either. It's probably for better since imperfection is more real. A character you can hold nothing against might very easily end up being rather bland or shallow. This was my problem with Tallis who I felt the writers tried too hard to make me like a lot. (I don't dislike her, but I see it. I see it the entire time.)
Cassandra makes mistakes, but I think she also tries hard to do the right thing. Personally, I like to believe she can be steered to do better because her negativity might come from a place of ignorance. (I'm sure at least some of us said things throughout our lives that we now regret because now we know better.) Much like you, I believe that if we were allowed to call her out on it, she might at least consider that what she said was hurtful and unfair. I think that her reaction to the fact that the truth about Ameridan was swept under the carpet proves that, proves that she tries to be just and truth is important to her, regardless of whether it is pleasant or not. That moment I was even more sure I wanted her as my Divine.
Either way, we all draw the line somewhere, so I understand"
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