Monday, May 18, 2015

"Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"- and unforgiving

THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON 5 EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES "UNBOWED, UNBENT, UNBROKEN". TRIGGER WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

The writers’ choices during the past seasons of Game of Thrones have been called into question so many times before, but last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, entitled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. The show has employed many changes from the book series, some that I can understand and some that I cannot.

In last night’s episode, the rape of a female character is used yet again to create a talking point for the show, to create drama, to create pain. I have attempted several times to write an article about this, but I have found so many articles that do it better than I ever could.

SPOILERS