MAESTERS WHERE DID THE MAESTERS COME FROM? The Order of Maesters was originally just a group of learned individuals who came together in Oldtown at Hightower […]
Cersei Lannister is known in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones as the villainous, power hungry, incestuous Queen Regent of Westeros. Cersei’s character is extremely intricate […]
By Heather Smith Idealized images of the Middle Ages have become an integral part of popular culture. The valiant knight, the revered lady, and the morally upstanding lord are familiar […]
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 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 […]
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.