I confess I am a fan of the Game of Thrones television series. I recently re-watched the entire series from the beginning because I finally convinced my significant other it was worth the watch 😉 It was cool to watch it from the start knowing what’s happened so far. I also caught some things that I missed the first time around.
I feel like there are 2 major themes in the series that I thought would be fun to share and chat about. Here they are:
Trust no one
Okay, this may seem pretty pessimistic and I probably could have said the theme was Don’t take people at their word but I thought Trust no one was more succinct 😉
Seriously, how much backstabbing has happened in the past seven seasons? It’s been non-stop betrayal since the first season and it makes you suspicious of even the most unassuming characters. At this point, you can’t even trust the writers because the more you love a character; the more likely they are to die a tragic death. Though, I have to admit, the characters that you were waiting to get theirs died in pretty unkind ways as well. I would mention names, but I’m trying not to spoil it for anyone reading this who hasn’t watched the series yet and may one day decide to check it out 🙂
Never underestimate what a woman can do
I love this lesson because I feel like it’s a life lesson, but I may have a personal bias 😉
Again, I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t watched. Those of you who have been watching know what I’m talking about. The female characters in this series are strong both mentally and physically yet their knowledge and strength seem to be underestimated by many of their male counterparts. By the time the guys finally catch on to what’s going on, it’s often too late for them to do anything about it.
I feel like George R.R. Martin must have had a lot of experience seeing women not get enough credit for their abilities. I love that even the characters that go through some pretty awful things manage to get through it stronger for the experience.
As much as some may not like the graphic sex, violence and language of the show, I can get past it because I see so many lessons and messages around forgiveness, shifting perspective and other life lessons. Who knows? Maybe I’m just a crazy fan justifying why I enjoy this show so much! 😮
What do you think? Are there any themes or lessons that you’ve picked up on from the series? Share them in the comments 🙂