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Writing 39B Chapter -: GoT Passage Selection


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Writing
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WRITING 39B
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Tara Leederman
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Daenerys pgs. 54 and 60
“The old woman washed her long, silver-pale hair and gently combed out the snags,
all in silence. The girl scrubbed her back and her feet and told her how lucky she
was. ‘Drogo is so rich that even his slaves wear golden collars. A hundred thousand
men ride in his khalasar, and his palace in Vaes Dothrak has two hundred rooms and
doors of solid silver.’ There was more like that, so much more, what a handsome
man the khal was, so tall and fierce, fearless in battle, the best rider ever to mount a
horse, a demon archer. Daenerys said nothing. She had always assumed that she
would wed Viserys when she came of age. For centuries the Targaryens had
married brother to sister, since Aegon the Conqueror had taken his sisters to
bride. The line must be kept pure, Viserys had told her a thousand times;
theirs was the kingsblood, the golden blood of old Valyria, the blood of the
dragon. Dragons did not mate with the beasts of the field, and Targaryens did
not mingle their blood with that of lesser men. Yet now Viserys schemed to
sell her to a stranger, a barbarian” (54).
“We go home with an army, sweet sister. With Khal Drogo’s army, that is how we go
home. And if you must wed him and bed him for that, you will.” He smiled at her.
I’d let his whole khalasar fuck you if need be, sweet sister, all forty thousand
men, and their horses too if that was what it took to get my army. Be grateful it
is only Drogo. In time you may even learn to like him. Now dry your eyes. Illyrio is
bringing him over, and he will not see you crying” (60).
Women throughout A Game of Thrones were subject and obedient to men. Viserys
was being manipulative by using Daenerys’s nickname, ‘sweet sister,’ to get her in
doing whatever he wanted her to do for him. Also, bloodlines were a major if not the
most major part of the novel. In the first passage, Martin writes about how pure the
Targaryens were because they did not mate with others outside their families, and
they kept it within their blood and intermarried.
Women are born with no power. Women get power from men.
George R. R. Martin -
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