Women in Game of Thrones

Women in Game of Thrones Game Of Thrones Is One Of The Hottest Series On Television However, Hundreds Of Critics Are Divided On How Feminist The Show Really Is Certainly, The Female Characters, Strong And Weak, Embody A Spectrum Of Archetypes Widow Queens, Warrior Women, Damsels In Distress, Career Women, Priestesses, Crones, Mothers, And Maidens However, The Problematic Area Is That Most Play A Single Role Without Nuance Even The Strong Women Have Little To Do Besides Strut About As One Note Characters This Book Analyzes The Women And Their Portrayals One By One, Along With Their Historical Inspirations Accompanying Issues In Television Studies Also Appear, From The Male Gaze To Depiction Of Race How These Characters Are Treated In The Series And How They Treat Themselves Becomes Central, As Many Strip For The Pleasure Of Men Or Are Sacrificed As Pawns Some Nude Scenes Or Moments Of Male Violence Are Fetishized And Filmed To Tantalize, While Others Show The Women S Trauma And Attempt To Identify With The Scene S Female Perspective The Key Is Whether The Characters Break Out Of Their Traditional Roles And Become Multifaceted


➸ [Read] ➳ Women in Game of Thrones  By Valerie Estelle Frankel ➽ – Ultimatetrout.info
  • Paperback
  • 277 pages
  • Women in Game of Thrones
  • Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • English
  • 18 September 2018
  • 9780786494163

10 thoughts on “Women in Game of Thrones

  1. says:

    This book provides excellent source of well researched, well cited information on the use of archetypes and tropes in fiction where women are concerned It also succeeds remaining entertaining as a pop culture reference.It takes on the role women play in both the show and the book series it is based upon and compares them to one another, to women in modern society, and to women in the roles they were allowed to play historically For historical roles, it generally compares women in the show to women in the middle ages at around the time of the War of the Roses Although Westeros is fictional, George RR Martin has publicly stated that the War of the Roses is the basis for his fictional tale of various royal bloodlines fighting to control a single throne.The historical bits I found particularly well researched and entertaining The author does an excellent job of unearthing appropriate examples and comparison Although she does include well known history such as women warriors like Joan of Arc she also includes far obscure historical references Her research is impeccable.She also does an excellent job of citing her sources, so much so that it is my feeling that this book, although clearly written as a pop culture entertainment, would be useful as a scholarly text in a feminism class.The text presents both sides of the argument that Game of Thrones elevates women, and that it presents them in a derogatory light dissects them, re examine them and puts them back together again, but it ultimately leaves the reader to draw his or her own conclusion.As a side note, this book had the best explanation of what is meant by male gaze I have ever read I never really clearly understood what the term meant until I read this book.

  2. says:

    I agreed with the main point of this book The show has not portrayed many of the female characters as they were in the books and has taken nuance, strength, and agency from them reducing them to female archetypes I understand that the show is an adaptation so changes must be made, but this degradation of female characters was unnecessary.I would have liked to give the book 5 stars, but didn t for 2 reasons First, there were times when I felt the author was too harsh on GRRM s characters in the books for not being feminist enough Part of the struggle in the story is that the society is patriarchal, based partially on Medieval Europe Secondly, the typos were too much for me I got tired of noting them here, but on multiple occasions the author referred to the wrong character and spelled characters names incorrectly The almost frequent use of redundant lines was part of this too The book was well written and researched aside from these small issues, and it is a shame that the author did not have a better editor one who was well versed in ASoIaF.

  3. says:

    Interesting feminist analysis of the first 3 seasons of GoT.

  4. says:

    My feelings on this book were mixed On the positive side it was a very interesting topic for the author to explore and many of the points she brought up were ones that I felt were valid It is well written and the author draws from a number of different sources to make her arguments including the show, the books, published interviews, and critical opinions.On the negative side I felt throughout the books that the author s own opinions and personal feelings colored her analysis too much She is obviously a feminist writer so characters from the stories which did not meet her feminist ideals were highly criticized Often she would criticize a character for abandoning her femininity then another for being over feminized Of course the definition of femininity was based on her own opinion I also felt that the analysis could be repetitive at times.Overall, it was an interesting read, but I m glad that the book wasn t any longer than it was.Also, fair warning to anyone watching the series who has not read the the books, there are some major spoilers in Frankel s book.

  5. says:

    Some really interesting ideas, but frequently shallow in analysis, appearing to favor quantity of examples over quality of dissecting those examples Organization is often odd and awkward Good as an overview and jumping off point, but needs other texts to help flesh out the ideas.

  6. says:

    I read this on the Libby app This was a great book to read since I ve wanted to read the A Song of Fire and Ice series and I m desperate for in between stories until the show comes to an end I never realized how much was left out from the television show, and had been changed.Four stars because I wanted to copy edit it as I read It probably would have looked good on my portfolio, lmao

  7. says:

    i liked how the writer put feminist theories into context and explained and firthered my knowledge of the TV show Game of Thrones sometimes, there are references to the book to give contrast or to explain things further, which is really nice it is, however, mainly a piece commenting the TV show, not the books.

  8. says:

    Facile, jejeune, and juvenile attempt at feminist analysis Further, the publisher let this book go to press with a multitude of spelling and context errors.

  9. says:

    I would have thought about giving it three stars if chronic misspellings hadn t been sprinkled through every few pages Circe instead of Cersei, weight instead of wight it s distracting.

  10. says:

    Really of a huge essay in book form and pretty well researched Couple typos, but nothing dramatic.Obviously I m a huge Song of Ice Fire nerd, so this was right up my alley and hugely interesting to me Reading about Westeros and its lore and history and people is like digging for the Heath bar bits in Ben Jerry s ice cream I think what fascinates me about the SoIF series is the tremendous potential for so many other really interesting stories within the lore and history of the world I hate to say Tolkein esque because it was such a buzzword with epic fantasy, but Martin s world is fully fleshed out similar to Tolkein s its people, it s religions, a long and colorful historyit has its own languages and folklore, and it is fabulous The series and world is a rabbit hole one could fall into and not come back out.At any rate, THIS book The women s issues are really interesting, but I also loved the extra insight into the characters For example, the kids and their wolves and the wolves as a representation of their wild nature magic power then correlating that idea with each character and what happens to their wolves and how it represents that character s path case in point Lady Sansa view spoiler More a spoiler for those who haven t read watched Game of Thrones but Lady represents Sansa s wild nature magic power and when Lady is killed instead of Nymeria, it s foreshadowing Sansa s loss of innocence and transition from innocent to victim I do wonder how it ll play out with her learning hard lessons and learning to survive in a hostile environement, if some of that element will come back to her Is her ability to get her head just to water level and survive Joffrey s abuses in tandem with another beast at her side i.e The Hound And if she gains some of her strength back, will there be something that takes Lady s place Or is that side gone This, of course, is going on the assumption that this is what Martin intended, which can rarely be the case when someone digs and analyzes a book for what they are looking for vs what the author intended, but it s fun food for thought hide spoiler

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