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Episode 30 – Mhysa – Analysis

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The Next Time I See You: Locating the Family in Thrones By Tyler Davis As the third season of Thrones concluded and “Mhysa” cut to its credits, I was struck by how Ramin Djawadi’s score continued unabated, punctuated but not … Continue reading

Episode 29 – The Rains of Castamere – Analysis

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Losing the Crutch: Red Weddings and Narrative Expectations in Thrones By Tyler Davis “My honored guests. Be welcome in my walls and at my table. I extend to you my hospitality and protection in the light of the seven.” – … Continue reading

Episode 28 – Second Sons – Analysis

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Navigating the Expected: The Second Sons of Westeros By Tyler Davis The second sons of Westeros are a troubled bunch, but one thing Thrones makes clear is that marginalization is in no way dependent on age or lack of inheritance … Continue reading

Episode 27 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair – Analysis

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Meditations on Adaptation and Dramatic Pacing in a Lovesick Thrones By Tyler Davis “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” has proven controversial. From the cacophony of competing voices sounding forth from the halls of internet fandom, refrains like “too slow” … Continue reading

Episode 26 – The Climb – Analysis

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Climbing Without Rope: Littlefinger’s Dangerous Game By Tyler Davis The Iron Throne is but one of countless fictional sources of power that now populate our cultural landscape; the popularity of Game of Thrones means that you’re not unlikely to find … Continue reading

Episode 25 – Kissed By Fire – Analysis

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Honor’s Price and Mad Kings: Breaking Oaths in Thrones By Tyler Davis “If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?” – Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men At birth we’re cast into … Continue reading

Episode 24 – And Now His Watch Is Ended – Analysis

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Erosion and Growth in “And Now His Watch Is Ended” By Tyler Davis Roots bind earth together while overtaking the most expertly laid stonework–they need only time to subsume the projects of men. So when Lady Olenna of House Tyrell … Continue reading

Episode 23 – Walk of Punishment – Analysis

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Walking and Falling: The Anxiety of Choice in Game of Thrones by Tyler Davis “We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.” – Blaise Pascal Missandei invokes the High Valyrian saying “Valar Morghulis” … Continue reading

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