Game of Thrones: 2x02-“The Night Lands”
What was it that Septa Mordane used to tell her? A lady’s armor is her courtesy, that was it. She donned her armor…
Follow us, we are one
The battle’s fought, the deed is done
Our silver hum runs deep and strong
Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
Hand on my breast, I’ll keep you warm
Your mother’s dead, before long I’ll be dead, and you, and your brother, and your sister and all of her children. All of us dead, all of us rotting in the ground. It’s the family name that lives on. That’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor, but family.
Top 7 most female positive shows (in no order): Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice & Fire
Too often do we see fantasy stories about a boy becoming a man, fighting big bad evil men, and saving helpless women. Fantasy is a male dominated genre, and this formula is completely betrayed by Game of Thrones. While it features many wonderful male heroes, about half of it’s viewpoint cast is women. Women who rule by the crown or sword. Women with strong hearts and sharp minds. Women who explicitly defy their gender roles and become rulers like Cersei and Dany…or become a fierce warrior like Arya. Women who valiantly face all odds and survive at all costs like Sansa and Catelyn. to say that these woman are forces to be reckoned with don’t nearly give them enough credit. They are main characters. They don’t just stand around to look pretty or make the men look like heroes. They ARE heroes.
So many vows… they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or the other.