A Clash of Critics - Scholarly Criticism About Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire

109 Baelor

April 30, 2018

Mia and Scott look at the dilemma of love vs. honour, attitudes towards 'whores,' and the flaws in Dany's arc of self-empowerment in Game of Thrones Episode 9: Baelor.

Note (Jun'18): we've had some further discussion about our use of language on the topic of sex work and upon advice, moving forward we will use the umbrella term "sex worker" for all characters who engage in sex work, irrespective of how they are described in canon. Please refer to this moment curated by Twitter user @JinxLierre for more information on the topic: https://twitter.com/i/moments/998579432280543234 

 

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CW: A Clash of Critics frequently discusses issues such as violence, abuse, sexual assault, bigotry, and other sensitive topics.