WARNING: THESE ARE JUST MY OPINIONS, APOLOGIES IF I MISS ANYTHING, I DON’T SUPPORT ABUSE, PLEASE DON’T REPORT ME OUT OF SPITE.
I agree. Tamlin has done some really horrible things. Locking Feyre in? Not cool. Biting her against her will? Also not cool. But how about we at least take a look at his motives, trauma from Under the Mountain and the fact that he’s a friggin HIGH FAE, not HUMAN (so we can’t judge by human standards) and he had the ENTIRE SPRING COURT AT RISK all the time before we pass judgement
FIRST CHARGE: TRICKERY
The first serious charge Tamlin faces, as I’m aware of it, is tricking Feyre into Prythian by quoting a part of the treaty that never existed. I agree. Lies are bad. But Tam was all but out of time to beat the curse that would have literally ruined the entire Spring Court. Of course he was willing to potentially hurt a mortal to save his subjects! And in the end, Tamlin sends Feyre away anyways!
SECOND CHARGE: SEXUAL ASSAULT/ RAPE
Everyone hates this scene. I get why, but this personally infuriates me. Tamlin is HIGH FAE. WE CAN’T JUDGE BY GODAMN HUMAN STANDARDS!!! Read harder! Lucien plainly states that it’s an honour to be chosen! It’s only disgusting because we’re mortals! Same thing with other cultures! The Incas’ had human sacrifices, but we only think that’s horrible because we don’t live in an Incan society!
THIRD CHARGE: LOCKING FEYRE IN
Before I start, I would like to once again give notice that I do not support abuse, so don’t report me.
This is really painful to write about. Really, really painful. If you’ve read the Hobbit you’ll know what I mean. It’s kind of like watching Thorin letting Dragon Sickness. So I’m not going to give facts. Just going to write a don’t think about for his trauma and then see if you understand.
Don’t think about what my beloved is doing.
Don’t think about her having to do 3 tasks that will very probably kill her in very horrible ways for a sadistic b*tch queen.
Don’t think about her rotting in a cell every day.
Most importantly, don’t think about Feyre dancing with that blasted harlot, Rhysand, and sitting in his lap while Amarantha’s whore shoots smug looks at me.
Give Tam a break. He’s been to hell and back.