Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Game of Robb and Joffrey

This is a tale of two kings. Robb Stark and Joffrey Baratheon were both the first born children of their respective families. Both being boys, they were also the heirs to their houses. Their fathers grew up together, and were best friends. You … Continue reading

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A Game of Sansa and Arya

This is a tale of two daughters. Both beautiful. Both loved by their family. Both privileged. One dark. One fair. For a quick glimpse into the nature of these two sisters, we need look no further than their pet direwolves. “Lady,” … Continue reading

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Battle of Blackwater: The Anti-Helm’s Deep

What is the most interesting thing about a big battle? Spectacle? Sure, that’s great and entertaining, but it’s not the most interesting thing to me. The most interesting thing about a big battle is that it forces characters to decide … Continue reading

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A Game of Caitlyn and Cersei

This is a story of two ladies. Two mothers. Two wives. Two daughters. Two sisters. Caitlyn Tully Stark and Cersei Lannister Baratheon are very similar on paper. In  fact, they almost seem like carbon copies of each other. They are both noble ladies … Continue reading

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A Game of Characters

I thought I’d start my essays by talking about some of the major characters in the story. But I want to talk about them in a very specific way. I will be contrasting and comparing two characters at a time … Continue reading

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Brave New World!

Welcome! This blog will be primarily dedicated to the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, as well as the fantastic HBO television show adaptation, “Game of Thrones.” The title of this blog is taken … Continue reading

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