I think I recognize this moment.
And the option for the Warden to say “I wish there could have been another way.” (Basically) is disgusting. If *I* were her I’d tell them to bloody choke on their fauxpologies and lies.
She doesn’t. She simply points out that there could have been another way. Her mourning, her sorrow, her anguish are hers alone and she is too proud to share any of that with her father’s killers. Also, there is guilt and shame about enabling her father’s murder by reaching out to the Warden and Eamon in the first place or, even worse, by supporting the Warden all the way and being betrayed in return.
This is a woman who has been cheated on, condescended to because of her “low birth”, blamed for cursing the Theirin line with barrenness, cast aside, underestimated, blamed…….she also lost her entire family.
Her Epilogue slides show just how traumatized she is. She still fights for the country she loves, she still works, pushes and does everything she can to advance Ferelden and make it prosper into the nation she knew her father fought and died for.
Anora Mac Tir is a survivor and a heroine. A lion’s cub maturing into a fierce lioness as Ferelden’s queen. Maker save anyone trying to harm her again.