View Poll Results: If GJ had cut off GF's arm, would you respect him more or less?

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  • Respect him more: proves he's a man who puts principal ahead of family ties.

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  • Respect him less: no matter how wrong GF was, a parent should not punish his child so brutally.

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Thread: If GJ had cut off GF's arm, would it increase or decrease your respect for him?

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    Moderator Ken Cheng's Avatar
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    Default If GJ had cut off GF's arm, would it increase or decrease your respect for him?

    Gwok Jing intended to sever the arm of his eldest daughter Gwok Fu as punishment after she severed the arm of Yeung Gor. The punishment never got carried out due to the intervention of Wong Yung, but had Gwok Jing gone through with it, how would this act have affected your view of him?

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    I think it is no different from me. I respect gj and hr for their willingness to defend xiangyang, not how they bring up
    or treat their children.

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    I would lose respect for him, but that is because I've never believed in the "An eye for an eye" philosophy.

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    He didn't go through with it not for lack of trying, though, so it shouldn't affect the reader's view of him in the slightest.

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    Never gave it much thought, but isn't Guo Jing someone you would expect to dole justice out to all? But if Guo Fu had cut off anyone else's arm except for YG, he would not have been so adamant about it. Of course that's human nature to care more about your friends and relatives, but perhaps GJ didn't have to explain it was because it was YG and he had a deep relationship with YK during the scene.

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    the story is similar to Mu Renqing who cut Sun Zhongjun's finger and forbid her to use a sword for a lifetime , after Sun Zhongjun cut someone's arm indiscriminately , i feel more respect to what Mu Renqing did even though he only cut her finger

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