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Crying the Manly Tears of Manliness


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4 hours ago, jrh1524 said:

I started listening to the Way of Kings again after 5 or so years.  I knew it was coming, but I still shed manly tears when dalinar gave up his blade for the bridge men.  I think it's the most emotional scene of any book anywhere.

That one's definitely my second.

My first is

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After Adolin's duel and Kaladin gets thrown in jail, then he says something like "I wont trust lighteyes, Syl. Never again." 

I honestly expected him to lose his way and do some bad things like 

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Assassinating the king or something

But surprisingly he accepted Dalinar and Adolin's help afterwards pretty easily.

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16 hours ago, sirchesh said:

That one's definitely my second.

My first is

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After Adolin's duel and Kaladin gets thrown in jail, then he says something like "I wont trust lighteyes, Syl. Never again." 

I honestly expected him to lose his way and do some bad things like 

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Assassinating the king or something

But surprisingly he accepted Dalinar and Adolin's help afterwards pretty easily.

Your first quote made me think of something 

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After Kaladin gets out of jail and finds out Adolin stayed in jail to, and their exchange of banter. That's up there for me. Just because I was mentally fist bumping that they finally became "friends". 

 

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Honor paid when Honor is due always brings on the water works for me. Best I saw in real life was the wife of a disabled captain, being harassed by peace activists in DC as she was walking to the Whitehouse to receive her husbands Bronze Star and Cong. Med of Honor. She said nothing even when pushed to the ground. Then she was surrounded by other women, (we don't know who they were) who told the protesters that she was a nice woman doing them no harm and to leave her alone. They asked if she would like an escort and the 6 women surrounded her and walked through the protest. When they asked where she was going, and she told them, they hugged her and the lady walked the rest of the way alone to the White House. 

Dalinar's scene, paying for the bridgemen, placing his sword in the burned glyphs of Justice, could not have been written better. Same feelings; same tears.

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21 minutes ago, 1stBondsmith said:

Honor paid when Honor is due always brings on the water works for me. Best I saw in real life was the wife of a disabled captain, being harassed by peace activists in DC as she was walking to the Whitehouse to receive her husbands Bronze Star and Cong. Med of Honor. She said nothing even when pushed to the ground. Then she was surrounded by other women, (we don't know who they were) who told the protesters that she was a nice woman doing them no harm and to leave her alone. They asked if she would like an escort and the 6 women surrounded her and walked through the protest. When they asked where she was going, and she told them, they hugged her and the lady walked the rest of the way alone to the White House. 

Dalinar's scene, paying for the bridgemen, placing his sword in the burned glyphs of Justice, could not have been written better. Same feelings; same tears.

A phenomenal lady. 

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2 hours ago, 1stBondsmith said:

Honor paid when Honor is due always brings on the water works for me.

I get the same way. The strongest trigger I have experienced was at the end of Gladiator. I can just about hold it together through the fight and its aftermath, then the speech... But the bit when the Senator asks, "Who will help me carry him?" and all Rome seems to respond, that always pushes me over the edge.

I personally find Dalinar's justification to Kaladin for his action after the fact more tear-jerking, in that way.

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2 hours ago, Krandacth said:

I personally find Dalinar's justification to Kaladin for his action after the fact more tear-jerking, in that way.

You mean this conversation? 

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“What is a man’s life worth?” Dalinar asked softly.

“The slavemasters say one is worth about two emerald broams,” Kaladin said, frowning.

“And what do you say?”

“A life is priceless,” he said immediately, quoting his father.

Dalinar smiled, wrinkle lines extending from the corners of his eyes. “Coincidentally, that is the exact value of a Shardblade. So today, you and your men sacrificed to buy me twenty-six hundred priceless lives. And all I had to repay you with was a single priceless sword. I call that a bargain.”

Gets me every time. 

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