See Also : Cercie Lannister
It is hard to understand the complex link between twins, but by itself this does not explain the extent of the love between the Lannisters. They consider themselves to be bonded souls, perhaps even the same soul. It is not true. Jaime’s needs are very different to Cersei’s. Jaime may follow his sister’s lead, but he is a warrior; she is a politician. It could be argued that Cersei’s feelings for Jaime is the nearest she will ever come to making love to herself, for they are so alike, so heroic looking, so beautiful. Whether she would love him so much were he not created in her own glorious image is a moot point.
Jaime’s feelings towards his sister Cersei go far beyond filial love. Cersei is Jaime’s twin. They came out of the womb together, and their closeness expresses itself incestuously. Cersei is Jaime’s mirror, with her ambition and lust for power made flesh in him, and his warrior spirit and unconquerable appetites find their equal in her. With nothing of his own except his twin, what Jaime wants is Cersei herself. This secret relationship is the nearest Jaime Lannister gets to defiance of the world around him. On a deeper level, at this point in his life, it is the nearest he comes to defying his father’s manipulation.
See Also : Robb Starke
- "The little brat walks around with an aura that he exists as the perfect knight. Let me let you in on a little secret. I realized very early that the perfect knight can be identified by the grave stone that adornes his body, and nothing more then that. He can have honesty, and I'll take a long life."
- -Jamie Lannister
Jamie Lannister was a good ten years older then the young Robb Starke was but by the time Robb Starke entered the sphere of power in House Starke it was the tauntings of Jamie Lannister that was one of the first things to greet him in his introduction to the power sphere. Jamie, and Robb would have an ongoing hatred for eachother to such a point that during the Invasion of Westbridge the two fleets could not come close to eachother, or even port near eachother for fear that any long term time between the two would lead to actual bloodshed between House Lannnister, and House Starke.
See Also : Tyrek Lannister