It’s (almost) everyone’s favourite series these days. And I’ve gotten hooked myself.
The drama, the passion, the sex, the plot twists, the biting anticipation- all gets the blood raging a little.
Especially the women; they all had a bit of crazy in them and if you realise, most of the happenings occur because of the women. Oh, how the screen mimics reality.
But like reality- every single woman has a lesson for others to learn from. And I don’t know about you guys, but these were what these characters in the show taught me.
1. Daenerys Targaryen
The Mother of Dragons rescued countless slaves from their chains and granted them freedom; using psychological warfare – she knew wars & cities were won when others stood with you. She was practically the face of hope to those who were horribly enslaved by masters and she was filled with kindness.
But this lady goes all badass when it comes to dealing with those masters who had slaves- no mercy for those who didn’t go in line of her beliefs.
2. Cersei Lannister
As big of a bitch and cruel woman she is, you can’t deny her love for her own children and attempts to protect the Lannister name. Albeit she does very much want to kill her little midget brother…
But you realise that she is probably the only Lannister who revolves her whole life for the Lannister name; not just for her own survival.
3. Sansa Stark
She annoyed me an awful lot in the beginning- because she was such a stubborn & useless brat (she being the eldest doesn’t make it any better either). And to think she was so smitten with that annoying Joffrey Baratheon. *rolls eyes*
But as the show progresses, you find that she slowly saw each diabolical act upon each diabolical act and FINALLY she snaps. She suddenly became a player in the whole game; not just another pawn to be played.
4. Arya Stark
This little lady… Sorry, fighter… Really kicks ass. She isn’t the sort to just sit around and be daddy’s little girl. No way, Jose. Everyone expects the daughter of a Lord to be demure, weak and be all, “Omg, helppp~”
Arya knows no such behaviour. Probably by nature she was already a little more tom-boyish than her sister, Sansa – but when horrid happenings unfolded themselves before her very eyes, she was quick to adapt and survive. Survive and kill those who hurt her family. Who cares about being a lady.
5. Catelyn Stark
Lady Stark was the kind of woman that understood actions caused domino effects on others; no matter how hard you tried to fight it. She did all in her power to make sure that her family was okay.
Even though deep in her heart she hated Jon Snow for being her husband’s lovechild; even though her stupid son Rob broke an oath and married someone else resulting in the Red Wedding – she did all she could till the end to hold the Stark family together.
6. Margaery Tyrell
Coined to be the “whore from Highgarden” by Cersei Lannister, most audiences might actually agree that her actions throughout have been rather slutty. She clearly had no real self-worth; it all came from whether she was queen or not.
Remember, she didn’t want to be a queen – she wanted to be the queen.
However one thing you can admire about her is her unwavering determination to get her prize. She is more than willing to do whatever, whenever & to whoever; as long as she gets what she wants.
7. Brienne of Tarth
Listening to the sob story of how the boys used to mock her because of her large build, Brienne of Tarth quickly earned my sympathy. I wanted to hug her and tell her how beautiful she is! Oh, the feels.
But you see how this Lady truly transformed into a Knight from within when she hardened with every blow others shot at her. Even though she still gets affected by the bricks of mockery thrown at her; but instead of breaking down & crying over it – Brienne takes the bricks and reinforces the fortress around her even more.
8. Yara Greyjoy
Not everyone’s favourite damsel in “Game of Thrones”, but Yara Greyjoy is probably one of the most underrated characters of the show.
Sure, the actress isn’t exactly stunning – but Yara was the only daughter of the 4 Greyjoy children. Yet despite a male dominated society, she was deemed to be the most eligible heir to the kingdom.
Once you think she’s all hard knocks, Yara surprises you with her strong desire to save her useless, self-pitying, backstabbing brother- Theon Greyjoy. However when she saw that there was no hope left for Theon, she left with a painful look and acknowledged her brother was beyond her ability to help.
Miss You-Know-Nothin’-Jon-Snow is a natural, wild beauty. Initially her defences were all up and she showed no signs of weakness, but then she revealed a part of her that most women can relate to – our desire to be desired.
No matter how ‘wild’ or ‘rough & tough’, a woman can still weaken at some point and fall hopelessly in love. And that’s okay.
I don’t remember her name by heart; I just call her ‘the red lady’. Being seen as somewhat of a sorceress, she gave birth to a very scary-looking shadow. And that ‘baby’ of hers killed on its first day on Earth.
After which it disappeared. But still!
Hello. On my first day on Earth, I was told all I did was sleep & cried.
HER baby killed!! And all in the name of her Lord of Light! Despite much questioning, trials and tribulations – she was a steadfast servant to this lord she believed in. Her faith was like a rock. She did not question, she just believed.
11. Olenna Tyrell
She is one badass grandmother – do not cross her.
But she knows how to play the game. And more importantly, she knows how to win. She knows that just being ordinary is simply being bah – ordinary. You’re going to have to stand out if you want to continue standing at all.
So those were my takes on the ladies of “Game of Thrones”! Utterly addicted to it right now.
Every time Mark tells me he has another episode loaded on the computer for me – I burst with happiness, grab some snacks and settle my perky ass next to him. ⭐
Any ladies I missed out? Or anything you learned from those ladies from your own perspectives? Let me know! 😉