Game of Thrones Season 8: Women are the TRUE rulers of the series Game of Thrones Season 8: Women are the TRUE rulers of the series

02 May , 2019

It’s Game of Thrones season! We’re halfway through season 8 and I’m already sad that it’s almost over. Now that we’re getting to the end, it’s starting to become clear who the real drivers of the show are: the women.

Fair warning, spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen season 8 episode 3, turn back now!!!

By the end of episode 3, it’s apparent how important the women have become. The biggest example is Aryashe saved EVERYONE. The women are becoming the real catalysts behind the whole show. They repeatedly demonstrate that they can’t be brought down by gender roles of their society.

Arya has been fighting gender expectations since season 1, when she insisted she wanted to learn to sword fight. She was even forced to be a boy after she escaped King’s Landing. Arya refused to conform to what a lady is ‘supposed’ to be, and instead she becomes the most badass character on the show!

It’s safe to say that without Arya, the battle of Winterfell would’ve ended completely different. As a female viewer, it was phenomenal to see a woman save the day. Like everyone else, I was expecting Jon Snow to step up and ride a dragon or something, but it was a pleasant twist for Arya to kill the Night King.

Unlike Arya, Daenerys couldn’t hide the fact that she was a woman. The first few times we see Dany, she’s completely sexualized by her brother and then by Khal Drogo. There’s a biiiig difference between the Dany we met in season 1 and the Dany we saw riding a dragon in the most recent episode!

Dany owned her circumstances by owning her femininity. She used the power of being a woman as she became a conqueror. In season 1, the fact that Dany is a woman was used against her, and it acted like a weakness of hers. By season 8, it’s a strength.

At this point in the show, She’s demonstrated that she’s strong, independent, and smart. Over the course of the show, Dany has proven that she’s not here to be someone’s queen, she wants to be the queen.

Honestly, I wasn’t 100% sold on Dany until the most recent episode. She flew into battle on her dragon to defend her people and she finally picked up a sword and defended herself. At this point I’m really on board with Dany as a leader.

I would argue Cersei is one of the biggest driving points of the series. She’s easily one of the smartest characters. Cersei outwits and out plots everyone around her. Yes, she’s gotten pretty evil, but the woman knows what she wants, and how to get it.

Similar to Dany, Cersei’s life, in part, has been governed by the fact that she’s a woman. She was married away to Robert Baratheon, a man she couldn’t stand and later in the series, Tywin decides he’s going to marry her away again. Cersei is completely unyielding in her femininity, and she’s also unyielding in her inner strength. She doesn’t second guess herself, and she goes to whatever ends she has to in order to achieve her goals.

Even though she’s a more negative driving force in the series, she’s still a major driving force. She manages to sit on the iron throne herself, instead of being someone else’s queen. It was a dark road that she took to get there, but it is her position and her power that really drives what happens in Westeros.

Not to mention other women like Brienne or Yara or Sansa, who will no doubt become vital in these last three episodes! I fully believe at the end of the show, we’ll have watched the strong women of Game of Thrones kick some ass. I am thrilled!

Did you see Season 8 episode 3? Check out our review of the latest episode below! 

 

It’s Game of Thrones season! We’re halfway through season 8 and I’m already sad that it’s almost over. Now that we’re getting to the end, it’s starting to become clear who the real drivers of the show are: the women.

Fair warning, spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen season 8 episode 3, turn back now!!!

By the end of episode 3, it’s apparent how important the women have become. The biggest example is Aryashe saved EVERYONE. The women are becoming the real catalysts behind the whole show. They repeatedly demonstrate that they can’t be brought down by gender roles of their society.

Arya has been fighting gender expectations since season 1, when she insisted she wanted to learn to sword fight. She was even forced to be a boy after she escaped King’s Landing. Arya refused to conform to what a lady is ‘supposed’ to be, and instead she becomes the most badass character on the show!

It’s safe to say that without Arya, the battle of Winterfell would’ve ended completely different. As a female viewer, it was phenomenal to see a woman save the day. Like everyone else, I was expecting Jon Snow to step up and ride a dragon or something, but it was a pleasant twist for Arya to kill the Night King.

Unlike Arya, Daenerys couldn’t hide the fact that she was a woman. The first few times we see Dany, she’s completely sexualized by her brother and then by Khal Drogo. There’s a biiiig difference between the Dany we met in season 1 and the Dany we saw riding a dragon in the most recent episode!

Dany owned her circumstances by owning her femininity. She used the power of being a woman as she became a conqueror. In season 1, the fact that Dany is a woman was used against her, and it acted like a weakness of hers. By season 8, it’s a strength.

At this point in the show, She’s demonstrated that she’s strong, independent, and smart. Over the course of the show, Dany has proven that she’s not here to be someone’s queen, she wants to be the queen.

Honestly, I wasn’t 100% sold on Dany until the most recent episode. She flew into battle on her dragon to defend her people and she finally picked up a sword and defended herself. At this point I’m really on board with Dany as a leader.

I would argue Cersei is one of the biggest driving points of the series. She’s easily one of the smartest characters. Cersei outwits and out plots everyone around her. Yes, she’s gotten pretty evil, but the woman knows what she wants, and how to get it.

Similar to Dany, Cersei’s life, in part, has been governed by the fact that she’s a woman. She was married away to Robert Baratheon, a man she couldn’t stand and later in the series, Tywin decides he’s going to marry her away again. Cersei is completely unyielding in her femininity, and she’s also unyielding in her inner strength. She doesn’t second guess herself, and she goes to whatever ends she has to in order to achieve her goals.

Even though she’s a more negative driving force in the series, she’s still a major driving force. She manages to sit on the iron throne herself, instead of being someone else’s queen. It was a dark road that she took to get there, but it is her position and her power that really drives what happens in Westeros.

Not to mention other women like Brienne or Yara or Sansa, who will no doubt become vital in these last three episodes! I fully believe at the end of the show, we’ll have watched the strong women of Game of Thrones kick some ass. I am thrilled!

Did you see Season 8 episode 3? Check out our review of the latest episode below! 

 

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