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 […]
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 […]
Valar Morghulis. Memento Mori. One, a Christian reminder of your own mortality, the other the mysterious words of the Many-Faced God, patron of the most deadly assassins in Westeros. In […]
With the newest book in the A Song of Ice and Fire Series being delayed, fans have become very nervous in the Game of Thrones fandom. These reactions lead to very interesting ideas and discussions. With this further delay in the book series, it has become apparent that the TV series will soon catch up to the books. This is unprecedented and truly terrifying for the fans of both the books and the TV show. With one question on everyone’s minds “What Happens Next?” This article explores the world of fandom reactions when faced with such worrying news as publication delays.
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and the popular television interpretation of this work Game of Thrones was inspired by medieval events. This article discusses the historical complexity of feudalism that is depicted in ASOIAF.
Game of Thrones and Germanic Culture By Ryan Orr he medievalism of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and its HBO spinoff Game of Thrones is unlike […]