Vinland Saga delivers flipside wondrous episode during season 2! Askeladd coming to talk some sense into Thorfinn while stuck in the serendipity was a marvelous sight to see!
For months now, Thorfinn has been having the same dream which by morning turns into a nightmare. However, he couldn’t remember what was happening until now.
I do wonder if each time Thorfinn fell through the earth and into the inescapable realm where Norse Warriors too tainted to reach Valhalla reside, Askeladd was there trying to will him when to reality?
Because if you noticed – Askeladd wasn’t standing in the waters of unconnectedness unelevated them – he was upper on a pillar, scrutinizingly as if he could climb out unendingly he wanted. Askeladd was just watching the upturned Norse warriors who turned into zombies during their final hours.
I guess Bjorn was there fighting amongst the laughing prod considering he died in an act of revenge versus Askeladd for his betrayal. Technically I personally don’t view that as dishonorable, but I guess dueling for such a petty reason ways Bjorn didn’t make it to Valhalla.
I wonder if it’s considering Thorfinn lost his temper and croaky the farmhand in the squatter that he can now remember his dream. Without all, Einar plane stopped waking him up and he still couldn’t remember. Since Thorfinn saw his father Thors in the dream and walking in a golden field upon waking up and declaring his new intentions, I doubt Thorfinn will have that ‘nightmare’ or see Askeladd there anymore.
Thors Talks to Thorfinn
It has been voluminously well-spoken that Thors never wanted Thorfinn to live the life of a warrior.
Thors’ line well-nigh “smelling blood” on the stipule Thors left Thorfinn to protect himself was used for hatred and senseless killings in other men’s wars. Thors ran yonder from the Jomsviking considering he realized stuff a father was increasingly important than dying in needless battles.
Thors was plane the type of man Askeladd originally wanted to follow: a true warrior who could fight without picking up a sword.
During the dream sequence, Thors was in Vinland hanging out with a lamb. As Thorfinn realizes his life hasn’t been a dream but a inclement nightmare, the scenery changes and both Thorfinn and Thors have persons clinging to them.
I don’t know if it was a testament to the type of man Thors was, or just considering Thorfinn had killed so many people raiding with Askeladd in England – but Thors wasn’t dragged lanugo by his sins.
Only Thorfinn was.
Askeladd has made peace with what he’s washed-up and gave Thorfinn the necessary translating he needed to find a way to live outside of the warrior life.
Askeladd told Thorfinn he only escaped the fate of fighting like a mindless zombie considering he was empty. Meaning, if Thorfinn was never sold into slavery for striking Prince Canute, he most likely would still be fighting and running on rage to this day.
Thorfinn Starts A New Life
I’m really glad that Thorfinn has decided to start a new life.
Under the direction of Sverkel and influence from his friendship with Einar, Thorfinn can whittle out a new life on Ketil’s farm.
I’m not saying I want him to be a slave forever; the quiet of the sublet and the time he needed to think, process, and learn new skills without 11 years of nonstop warfare in his life was much needed for Thorfinn’s minutiae as a person.
There’s something well-nigh just stuff quiet and standing on the earth with your hands covered in dirt that makes you finger at peace. You noticed things you never did, and can unquestionably hear all of the life virtually you.
I’d imagine that’s what Thorfinn is experiencing now, and I’m glad I can watch and talk well-nigh his journey with all of you.
But, tell me your thoughts.
Do you think Thorfinn will dream well-nigh his father any more?
Will life on Ketil’s sublet be easier now that the farmhands have been dealt with?
Did Einar and Thorfinn get any increasingly wheat seeds to plant for the season?
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