Abstract: This essay examines the medieval beliefs associated with mental illness. It then examines the mental health associated with four characters: Aerys Targaryen II, Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Bolton and Theon […]
The Red God has ancient inspirations from the religions of Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism.
The Song of Ice and Fire created by George R.R. Martin, produced a greater interest in medievalism by enacting historical memory of events and people within the storyworld. Yet the […]
Introduction Education today is a complex, multi-step affair. Elementary school, high-school, and then a variety of options such as co-op, trades schools, colleges, and universities all offer a variety of […]
Assassins, the worlds of Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire are full of them. It is these assassins that are constantly taking things into their own […]
Through exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and more specifically his novella, The Princess and the Queen: The Blacks and the Greens, this essay will suggest that Martin challenges fantasy fiction’s tendency that often relegates female characters as being simplistic.
A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones have many different historical counterparts. The narrative and characters are not based on a single historical event or time period, […]
Located along the southern peninsula of Essos, Valyria was once a modest kingdom comprised of mostly shepherds. Unbeknownst to the Valyrians and the surrounding kingdoms, the secret to their future […]
Abstract This article reviews the literary representation of the Dothraki culture in George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire as well the visual portrayal of the Dothraki in […]
It is inarguable that Westeros is a patriarchal world, and one that creates difficulties for women who wish to rise above the stereotypical “womanly” pursuits of marriage, childbirth, or the […]