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 […]
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.
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 […]
Unlike J.R.R. Tolkien with his languages within The Lord of the Rings, George R. R. Martin did not create more than a few simple phrases for the languages within A […]
With their longships and pillaging, the inhabitants of the Iron Islands are clearly intended to evoke the Scandinavian peoples of the Viking Age (c.800-c.1100).1 Raiding, conquering, and terrorizing the seas of […]
Abstract Although in modern-day society slavery is disapproved of and illegal, it is not that way in the continent of Essos in George R.R. Martins Game of Thrones. In the […]
The Old Gods and their Historical Influences By: Rebekah Adams ormal scholarship for The Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire is still being developed as a […]