Faith of Thrones

From the good people at Mockingbird.

“I feel no compulsion to add to the already abundant list. But there was something that stuck out to me that is worth a little reflection. It’s something that has characterized the entirety of the series but of late, for me at least, has become more pronounced. The genre of Game of Thrones is of course fantasy, and like most fantasy stories it’s set in a premodern world. The technology, culture, and religion all seem pre-modern through and through. Despite this fact, the existential trouble that besets most of the main characters is decidedly late modern in nature.”

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