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    In the mythical land of Game of Thrones, seven noble families fight for rule over the land of Westeros, but none are more powerful or wealthier than the Lannisters, or as the call themselves, Lions. Although the show doesn’t have an explicit good and bad side, many viewers see the Head of House Lannister as the main antagonist. Tywin Lannister is a brutal yet calculating leader, who is seen as a villain because of his ruthless actions of violence toward many of the characters in the show. Through these actions, Tywin has become the most powerful and feared man in all of Westeros. In Chuck Klosterman’s essay, “Villains Who Are Not Villains,” and Tess Collins’ article, “The Sympathetic Villain,” they argue that a villain can never be truly looked…

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    which Martin presents as dangerous and not equating to success. Martin uses the outcomes of characters, including Eddard Stark, Littlefinger and Cersei Lannister, and the contrast of cultures in his worldbuilding to effectively explore this theme. The comment that the author makes on loyalty and duty is intended to be a realistic reflection of human nature and politics, and to deviate from the clear…

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    the point of view of “Bran” Stark, a crippled child, who discovers that they are far more than legend, are still very much alive and will ultimately have a huge impact upon his maturation and destiny. They refer to themselves as “those who sing the songs of the Earth” because of their unique language referred to as “the Old Tongue” which Martin describes in The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones, as “sounding like the song of stones in a brook, or the…

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    The war between the Seven Kingdoms seems to only be getting worse. Beyond The Wall, the free people are preparing for war, and with them is Jon Snow. His leader told him to do as they say, which resulted in him being killed by Jon. In Riverrun, Catelyn has released her son, King Robb’s, hostage in hopes to get her daughters back from Cersei and Joffrey. These events, and many more are causing Chaos in Westeros. In this journal, I will be predicting, questioning, and connecting. First of all, I…

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    The distinction being the antipathy men have towards womanly tears as a result of their fear of having the same erratic emotions. Thus there is a separation between the two, womanly tears equal hysterical emotions and manipulation whereas men don’t cry at all. If they do, then they react in an aggressive way to prove that they have aren 't weak like they perceive women to be. Yet Khan also states that while Lear accepts his tears as weakness and acts with aggression to override that weakness,…

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    up at the sky, scowling. If he's coming, then that means the rest of them are coming as well. My dear sweet sister and my loving stepmother. My attentive and caring father. And it wouldn't be complete without their Martell and Lannister cronies would it? Jon loved it here in the North, in Winterfell. The place, the weather, and most of all the people. His uncle, Lord Eddard Stark, whose stern demeanor hid an immensely kind heart. Lady…

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    felt Catelyn’s vague sense of dread when the doors were closed. We shared her despair as she realized the incoming slaughter that was going to happen. Ultimately, we clearly felt her anguish when she couldn’t save her last remaining son. The credit scene right after Catelyn’s death was pure silence that encapsulated the sense of hopelessness that the viewers felt after watching that episode. The main reason for the loud vocal reaction to this episode was due to the sudden and abrupt end to a…

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    Jon Snow is constantly influenced by the steadfast morals of his father, which that been deeply ingrained in him since he was a child, and his outsider status as an illegitimate child of Ned Stark. Tyrion Lannister is influenced by his father’s morals as well, Tywin pounding into his son that the only thing important was the family, as well as the lack of familial love that too set him as an outsider in his own family. Daenerys too has learned from those who have raised her but Viserys did not…

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    That night most of the Avengers left, the only to that had wanted to stay over was Natasha and Steve. Who had both said that they need a little break. The next day Nova walked down the stairs, but stopped as she heard arguing in the kitchen. "No, absolutely not. Clint she is not going there." Laura said sternly. Nova hears a sigh, "She won't be alone. Tony said Parker would help her out." "I'm sorry but wasn't Tony the one who told you that, the Peter boy split a boat in half? I don't want…

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    Willie Bester is a mixed media artist who was born near Cape Town in 1956 and grew up as a mixed race, or coloured person, during the times of Apartheid (“Willie Bester (1956 – ).”). He displayed elements of his artistic abilities during his childhood, and soon grew up to put his negativity about his segregated surroundings into artwork (“Willie Bester (1956 – ).”). One of his most powerful works is titled “Forced Removals”, which showcases the displacement of people due to segregation. The…

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