Analysis Of ' Mother 's Mercy ' And Directed By David Nutter Essays

764 Words Dec 16th, 2015 4 Pages
One of the artifacts I am examining in terms of my performance study is Season 5, Episode 10 of Game of Thrones, which I was able to access and analyze through HBOGO online. Titled “Mother’s Mercy” and directed by David Nutter, this season finale aired on June 14, 2015 in the United States. Since this is a video artifact, the materials utilized to create the artifact are costumes for the actors, props, settings/scenery, the script, the actors themselves, camera, lighting, and editing equipment, and other technology necessary to create a video. The episode is available to all HBOGO users, of course, but it is also accessible through streaming services such as ProjectFreeTV and Megashare, rendering it universally accessible to anyone with an internet connection on any device (computer, mobile device, tablet, etc). Since the series is viewed primarily for entertainment, those who have a vested interest within the show are more likely to watch it on their leisure time. Out of the four character performances I am studying – that of Arya, Brienne, Danaerys, and Cersei, to iterate – Arya’s and Cersei’s roles within this episode was particularly striking. On her quest for vengeance to murder those who have wronged her or deserve it, in her opinion, Arya is training to become an assassin with a formidable mentor named Jaqen. This plays well into the concept of gender binary, for she finds empowerment by behaving exactly like a male, even dressing in masculine fashion and…

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