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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 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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  • Thrones Gender

    Society is progressing towards seismic shifts in terms of gender norms and sexuality – and television in particular is one of the most effective mediums towards this advancement. The cultures within the A Song of Ice and Fire literature, authored by George R.R. Martin, are portrayed in the Game of Thrones TV series. As one of my favorite shows, this series conceptualizes gender and sexuality patterns in a variety of ways. Martin has previously declared that while his work is that of pure…

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  • Summary: Game Of Thrones

    Game of Thrones Review Game of Thrones has been a hit television show for years. Its rise to fame has almost been unprecedented as millions wait anxiously for the sixth season to be released. How did such a successful show come into being? The simple answer is its creator, George R.R. Martin. Spending nearly a decade writing, George has created a beautiful and complex storyline that continues to treat readers with a delight. Now his hit book series has been turned into a success television…

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  • The Importance Of Nature In Macbeth

    The vicious plot by the witches led by Hecate was to make Macbeth overconfident since the witches believed that “[…] security is mortal’s chiefest enemy” (Hecate.3.5.32-33). “He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear his hopes ’bove wisdom, grace, and fear” says Hecate (Hecate.3.5.30-31). In order to accomplish Hecate’s plan, the witches told Macbeth three other prophesies in the form of equivocations along with apparitions to make him believe from the bottom from his heart that no one can harm…

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  • Gender Roles In A Clash Of King

    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…

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  • Analysis Of Game Of Thrones

    Game of Thrones is unlike any other series on air to date. It has recently gained a massive following of fans over its fairly short lifespan as a series. Drawing from George R. R. Martins books, this series, for sake of argument is practically the same as the books in its adaptation. The series strays from the typical fantasy series with its absence of a singular quest, portrayal of magic, and its mostly gray characters, give Game of Thrones a realistic view in the fantasty genre. With all…

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  • Macbeth Masculinity Analysis

    William Shakespeare’s Macbeth begins in confusion, opening with the end of a conversation between three witches about a war and someone named Macbeth. Then, we meet a king named Duncan, who receives a report about how “brave Macbeth” (1.2.16) defeats rebels and a Norwegian lord. On their way back to Duncan, Macbeth and his friend Banquo meet the three witches, who tell Macbeth that he will be thane of Cawdor and king and Banquo that his descendants will be kings. Upon their return, Duncan…

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  • What Is The Game Of Thrones?

    The TV series Game of Thrones, adapted from the fantasy novel A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, has been acclaimed by critics for its story telling, acing, scoping and especially its complex characters. The series has received 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015 and 2016, more than any other primetime scripted television series. (Wikipedia) The story sets on the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and it focuses on the dynastic struggle for the iron…

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  • Game Of Thrones Analysis

    COMPLEX PLOTLINES AND UNIQUE PASSIONS Game of Thrones, in not only known for its fight for the Iron throne but also for the many plotlines that intertwines with the main one. They depict many complex characters and their unique passions. It is too difficult to not find a person who one cannot relate to for the series provide it all. They create a fantasy world coloured with reality and vice versa. In the survey conducted, 53.8% opted Sam Tarly as the figure whose life journey seems the most…

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  • The Throne Room Analysis

    The initial setting in this parable is rather nondescript. Jesus, the author, mentions a king (Matt 22:2), which evokes images of a palace and/or a throne room. As the author does not offer much more information beyond this, it is best not to read too much into this setting, but we can make a few observations. In the Old Testament, there are a number of stories wherein a king gives orders to his servants from his throne room. Pharaoh gives Joseph charge of his kingdom in his throne room (Gen…

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