“The viking world is a very sophisticated society I mean what they wanted was to spread their kingdom their power their search for wealth-to expand.” – Gabriel Byrne
My Response: Yes the Vikings were indeed a very sophisticated society but as opposed to what? Us? No. Other people in the same time period? Yes-maybe. Yes they definitely wanted to expand there is no doubt about that fact that the Vikings wanted to expand. I don’t think that Vikings just spent their life as farmers either.
“They had a very sophisticated sense of religion and nature with very definite laws about the afterlife and the role of the Gods but I think that societies begin to change and perhpaps fall apart when people begin to question the nature of that and I’ve decided that my character is a man who has doubts about the gods and believes in temporal power.” – Gabriel Byrne
My Response: Yes Vikings had a sophisticated sense of religion and nature. They also did have very definite laws about the afterlife and the role of the gods but so many other cultures have had too. Yes-back then if people started to question the nature of that then yes, societies would have changed. How would societies have fallen apart though? Nowadays of course, society doesn’t change or fall apart if people question those things-but then why does society nowadays not fall apart or change if people question those things now?
I think it is brilliant by the way Gabriel that you added some of your ‘own life’ into the mix making it so that Earl Haraldson has douts about the gods and that he believes in temporal power. I think it’s great Gabriel you decided to do that because in doing so, I think you made Earl Haraldson my new favourite hero in that he makes it that much more alright/okay etc to question one’s own beliefs in a set religion or otherwise. As well Gabriel I get how this makes Earl Haraldson that much more relatable to real life and also, you once said to “Listen-to really listen.” So really listening–I know Gabriel that you refer to yourself as a “Daylight Atheist” when everything is fine you don’t believe but then–you do….you have never given up truly being a Catholic and you should be praised for that Gabriel–there is nothing wrong with ‘hating’ the Catholic church for it’s actions on a daily basis. If I went by your definititon of being a Daylight Atheist Gabriel–than I definitely fit you and your description.
“He’s a man of power who’s time as a powerful man may be drawing to a close.” – Gabriel Byrne
My Response: Well if Earl Haraldson ends up dying–hmm I will only stick with this show as long as Earl Haraldson is in it. Nah! I would stick with the show just to see what happens after Earl Haraldson dies(if he ends up dying.)