Sofie's the official name, but I mainly go by Soof. 22, female-ish, Belgian, gay as a triple rainbow, devoted pastafarianist, language and grammar lover, rubber duck enthusiast, feminist, fangirl.
Obsessions include but are not limited to: Harry Potter, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black, Orange Is The New Black, Adventure Time, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly, Welcome To Night Vale, Doctor Who, Legend of the Seeker, Lost Girl, The Hunger Games, Skins, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Starkid, and Pixar (with a dash of Disney).
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“Apologies,” Caesar says to Crassus in 3x02, when he realizes Crassus has an emotional attachment to Kore. “I did not realize the girl held meaning.” He considers Kore to have no worth or ability to consent in and of herself — her value only lies in what worth her owner places in her.
One season earlier, Crixus confronts one of the Romans who had abused Naevia during her travels to the mines. That Roman dominus says much the same thing about Naevia: “How can I known she held meaning?”
To which Crixus answered, “Did she not breathe? Did her heart not beat, like any other woman’s? But you did not see a woman, did you? You just saw something to be used and discarded! You just saw a fucking slave!”
So, too, did Caesar not see a woman. He will never see a woman. Even at the end of the show, when Kore is being crucified, he sees the damage in it lying in that ‘one so beloved’ (by a Roman male and thus by someone who matters) is up there, not in that a person is up there. Because, of course, if he saw that — if he realized that important truth — he would have been on the side of the rebels.
Kore matters because she breathes, because her heart beats, because she is a person. Her worth does not lie in Crassus’s affection for her. Her choices are validated by the narrative — yes, she dies (almost everyone dies), but she willingly sacrifices herself back into slavery in order to save lives (including Agron, one of the few rebels who survives) and takes vengeance upon the man who abused her. She is a hero, as much as Gannicus (who dies beside her).
I watched Spartacus because I’d read that the gay couple survived the show, so I knew that that part would be good. I was not expecting it to be such a wonderfully feminist show as well. And they managed to do it all while having wonderfully flawed and interesting characters.