Are Humans As Much Apart Of The Problem?
When I consider some of the humans aside from Daniel and Triska I can't help but wonder whether Humans are as much apart of the issue as to why there isn't peace with the other monster races or even why humans especially the men are seen as livestock to most. Whether its the council Daniel spoke to or the guards in the first human city he visited its clear that most humans have an arrogant or narrow view of the monster races in the world which reinforce their preconceived beliefs. Now their are some who would argue that of course they think that because of how monsters kill the women and rape the men, but there are some actions humans take that don't make sense regardless of their reasons. First, it how they handle information on the world and its inheritance. For the most part humans lived mostly in cities that are walled off from the world, and most of the info about monster they have are mostly from word of mouth or written account but even that's hardly reliable. Because of the common view of monsters humans had most will express themselves based on the preconceived notions and ignore anything that contradicts this. Consider the Harollson sister when they heard that monster where around they instantly went for the kill option and chastised Daniel for his beliefs only to be later saved by the group when they again attacked a Jinx on sight despite being warned not to. As for the written account its has been painted out that most information about monsters is not as accurate as it may appear as the information on harpies showed after Doku was introduced. Then, there is the Queen who might be hardest of all to convince of peace with monsters. As VelRyan mentioned in Act XL the queen would ignore any warnings they would send no matter what evidence they send because it comes from a perceived monster sanctuary. Again because of the preconceived notions humans hold the Queen would go as far as to ignore info that could save the lives of her people. It makes me wounder how Daniel will convince the Queen that peace with Monsters is possible if she is ready to disregard any such information to begin with unless their is a Princess who will be ready to listen and support Daniel when the time comes. While humans have to deal with a lot if you consider the actions of humans who behave in a less than ideal manner, like the bandits that are shown in the book, then is it any wonder that monsters have a low opinion of human just as the humans have a low opinion of monsters? I don't know how Daniel will turn things around but hopefully it will be because he will do something unexpected that will finally get humans to listen to reason for once.