Filled with just this incredible amount of self-loathing, he lets his history write his future and fulfill his destiny as everything ruthless and cowardly he sought not to be. He alienates and seeks to control the object of his affections, so clearly blinded by his quest for power and the belief that he is doing what is good for his country. In trying to forcefully cement this bond with her he creates a chasm a mile wide between them instead. He is a foil unto himself. He is the opposite of the traditional narrative in that he chooses a poor path.