A Song Of Ice And Fire Analysis
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A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones
“He was no dragon, Dany thought, curiously calm. Fire cannot kill a dragon.” Even with all the abuse Viserys caused his sister, Daenerys not only loved Viserys as her brother but as the true king as well, up until his death. By calling Viserys an imitation dragon, she is saying that he was no true king at all. A dragon cannot die from fire as Viserys did. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, proclaiming yourself a king without claim, or a usurper, is outrageous and will breed little support for your claim to the throne. Daenerys is calling her brother a usurper because he is not a true Targaryen. It shows how mature Daenerys has gotten from when her story started. She finally has seen her brother’s failure as a Targaryen.
“Sandor Clegane stopped suddenly in the middle of a dark and empty field. She had no choice but to stop beside him. ‘Some septa trained you well. You’re like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren’t you? A pretty little talking bird, repeating all the pretty little words they taught you to recite.’” When Sansa meets Sandor Clegane, Sandor is disgusted by the way she talks about his monstrous brother, …show more content…
Lord Eddard discovers that the princes and princess are bastards of incest and, loyal to his moral code of honor, tries to arrest the Queen and her children when the king dies. He is betrayed by Littlefinger, whom he thought was his ally. Littlefinger, the Queen, and so many other characters in the plot are power-driven, and most of them end up better then when they started. The honorable men, such as Lord Eddard and Jon Arryn, end up dead due to their code of honor. George R.R. Martin emphasizes that being moral will not always lead to success. Success is achieved by looking out for yourself and only yourself, which is a grim reality that Martin gives