Hear Me Talk: Westeros In Regard To Society Through Time

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Before I begin, the themes that I’ll be addressing are: power, gender, language, history and a little politics.

The epic fantasy book series George R.R Martin’s ‘A Song Of Ice & Fire’ is undoubtedly power-driven as is its adaptation, HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Nobody is safe. Even Sean Bean. He did not know the rules of the game. Ethics, morals and having a conscience are prohibited. In this game you must take no prisoners, have no weaknesses. If you don’t like the rules, you change the rules. Many characters have done this using any means necessary to get what they want. You must be ruthless and cunning. It is survival of the fittest. The only way to survive is through ruthless pragmatism. You must kill or be killed; hunt or be hunted. Prey on the weak using them to your own advantage. “Know your strengths, use them wisely and one…

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