A Clash Of Kings By George R.r Essay

1024 Words Jan 28th, 2016 null Page
The second book of George R.R. Martin’s series, A Clash of Kings, begins immediately after the first book, A Game of Thrones. A clash of kings reveals the mass hysteria and chaotic disorder in the Seven Kingdoms. The book begins with a red comet that could be seen blazing through the skies of, the primary settings, Westeros and Essos. At that time Daenerys Targaryen, along with her three dragons, reveals herself as reborn as she emerges from the flames and charred remains of her home and her dead husband. Daenerys Targaryen, and the five kings of Westeros including Robert Stark of the North, Joffery of House Baratheon, Stannis, brother of the former King Robert Baratheon, Renly, youngest of the Baratheon brothers, and Balon Greyjoy of the Iron islands, battle it out for the Iron Throne and the title of King/ Queen of Westeros. Daenerys Targaryen is the only woman fighting for the Iron Throne, which is odd and taboo in the eyes of Westerosi society. Having a woman leading an army and potentially becoming the supreme and beloved ruler of the Seven Kingdoms is rare due to the societal standers of gender roles. Different cultures do have different expectations for both males and females throughout the Seven Kingdoms including the royal capital of Kings Landing, The North, the land past “The Wall”, and Qarth.
A Clash of Kings takes place in a medieval setting where men rule and hold most of the power, especially in the city of Kings Landing and the countryside of the…

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