A Song of Ice and Fire

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  • Summary: A Song Of Ice And Fire

    The first book of a song of ice and fire starts with the return of The Others. Others are undead from the north that had not been seen in a thousand years. The others returning signals that winter is coming. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the seasons last for years and the Others mean that the long summer is coming to an end. To defend the realm against the dangers of the north a massive wall was built. To defend The Wall the Night’s Watch was formed. The Nights Watch is a group of Men who have sworn themselves to service on the wall and their sole purpose is to defend the realms of men. The wall is located at the northern boundary of the land of Westeros. In Westeros, there are many grate houses which represent the upper class of…

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  • A Song Of Ice And Fire Analysis

    Jake Garmo Block 5 AP English Language A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Important Quotes: “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,…

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  • Language In A Song Of Ice And Fire

    In LoTR, the languages are used extensively as they are in real life. The Elves speak Quenya and Sindarin, whereas the Dwarves speak Khuzdul. In the Star Trek series, Klingon is a completely developed language that the aliens speak. On the other hand, in A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin has created only a few words or phrases of the native languages for example the nine Low Valyrian dialects or Dothraki, the language of the steppe nomads of Essos. Here they are used mostly as plot…

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  • Game Of Thrones: A Song Of Ice And Fire

    to leave the fanbase after Sansa’s sexual assault, including Senator Claire McCaskill, who after the episode tweeted: Ok, I’m done Game of Thrones. Water Garden, stupid. Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable. It was a rocky ride that just ended. (Cillizza) After suggestions that Game of Thrones relies on rape more heavily than A Song of Ice and Fire does, Tumblr user Tafkar conducted research on how often rape occurs in both texts and found staggering results. To date, Game of…

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  • Children Of The Forest Essay

    “The Children of the Forest” The Children of the Forest are an ancient race of supernaturals in Westeros. They were last seen over 8,000 years ago and are introduced in A Song of Ice and Fire as nothing more than a fairy tale, believed to be long extinct. Similar to the Ancient Celts, they were once the indigenous race of Westeros and following a war between the First Men they were forced to retreat to the fringe of Westeros, “beyond the Wall,” where their history turned into legend which…

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  • Ice And Fire Analysis

    There are millions of blogs, Youtube accounts, and entire websites dedicated toward creating content by fans for fans. The fan community, r/asoiaf is a forum community based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire (Asoiaf) by George R.R. Martin. Here there is a variety of fan texts created, ranging from carefully crafted theories to fan art. Fans here make new meanings by analyzing the text and trying to figure out what the author is trying to say. They also try to understand how the storyline…

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  • Theme Of Moral Ambiguity In A Song Of Ice And Fire

    The fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin portrays war, politics, and human nature in a morally ambiguous (and realistic) light. The series follows many characters in a fantasy world, each intertwined in a grand power struggle often referred to as the “Game of Thrones.” Amidst court intrigue, assassination plots, blood feuds, and illicit betrayals, characters in A Song of Ice and Fire make decisions that are not necessarily good nor evil. Tyrion Lannister encapsulates this…

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  • Loyalty And Duty In A Game Of Thrones

    George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the first novel of A Song of Ice and Fire, has been described as “a brutally modern take on human nature and a highly contemporary interest in relative morality” (Martin, 2011). This has been achieved through the author’s in-depth exploration of a variety of themes, particularly the theme of loyalty and duty, which Martin presents as dangerous and not equating to success. Martin uses the outcomes of characters, including Eddard Stark, Littlefinger and…

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  • Game Of Thrones Feminist Analysis

    achieve power, riches and heirs that could succeed their father when it comes the time. However, season after season the audience can see how men are dethroned and women take charge of the realm and get what they want. They are stronger, wiser, these female characters that George R.R. Martin has created are the ones that have been playing the “game of thrones” all this time. The aim of this essay is to show, demonstrate and also explain how Game of Thrones has become one of the most important…

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  • Game Of Thrones: Apocalyptic-Fiction Genre

    Christian Bond’s article, 7 Historical Parallels to Game of Thrones, describes the historical allusions Martin uses for the foundation of the plot and several characters. Bond describes the religious practice of Zoroastrianism and compares it to the fantasy practice of the Red Faith. Zoroastrianism uses fire as a medium for spiritual practice and is very similar to the “religion of R’hllor [which] combines the cosmology of Zoroastrianism with the eschatology of Islam into a theodicy of…

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