Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
I was hoping to see Tywin give his son some credit or at least a little respect showing conversation.
Remember...Tywin hates Tyrion. Tywin loved his wife and she was taken from him by Tyrions birth. Not only did he kill his mother when he was born...he was born an imp. In this land high born imps have no use. He couldnt marry Tyrion off or anything. As Tyrion said in the show his father looks on him with shame.
The reason he acknowledges him even less is because Jaime gave up his claim to Casterly Rock by becoming a Kings Guard (to be close to his sister) leaving Tyrion as the heir to Casterly Rock....A fact his father refuses to acknowledge.
In Tywins eyes Tyrion is an embarrassment to his family.
Note: These aren't spoilers...this was all covered in the show at one point. Through Tyrions conversations with Jon Snow and when he speaks to his father in the tent.