Romance of the Three Kingdoms Mar 8, 2015 9:38:31 GMT
Post by chefying on Mar 8, 2015 9:38:31 GMT
I would say that Liu Bei is just a politician. He's not a righteous person like what some people always think he is. He's an opportunist and cunning to a certain degree. Although he kinda betrayed Lv Bu, but personally I'm glad that he didn't save Lv Bu. Lv Bu is such a 小人. He deserved to be executed.
I had a discussion on this with justlooking on this matter over the New Year.
I tend to agree with you, Admin. My point had always been this - Liu Bei said he is fighting for the Royal House of Han. What would happen if Liu Bei won and reunited China. What would he do when it happens? Hand the country over to the Emperor?
Can the Emperor handle the running of the country?
Who would be Prime Minister?
What would happen to Liu Bei? - what would he then go on to do? Not sell straw shoes, I bet.
What if the governance is not according to Liu Bei's liking?
Another topic of discussion was Zhuge Liang. We have not come to his part yet in our story.
Smart as Zhuge Liang is, why did he not join CaoCao and stuck himself to the underdog, Liu Bei? After all, Zhuge Liang predicted that even with the best of help, all Liu Bei could ever hope for was 1/3 of China.
In that case, what is the real purpose of Zhuge Liang coming out to be Liu Bei's military adviser? Why not join CaoCao since he was stronger than Liu Bei?
Would CaoCao be willing to accept Zhuge Liang as his adviser? (This was put forward by my mother).
It was a lively discussion.