The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same. Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation. Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all. Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!
Who is your favorite ASOIAF/GOT character? Can be past/present; living/dead?
Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Dan Weiss’s adaptation of George R R Martin’s epic masterpiece is coming back on April 24.
I figured I’d post a question for my fellow ASOIAF/GOT fans of which I am both. I have read all the books, seen all of the show, and have written analyses of each episode in season 5 in addition to several essays. I’m considering reposting some of the latter in preparation for the new season, but in the interim, I thought this question would be apt.
I have both a past and present; living and dead favorite character. Briefly mentioned by second favorite character is Rhaegar Targaryen,
Tyrion is a tragic character with massive potential. He exemplifies the paradigm of why books should not be judged by their covers. Despite his grotesque features and physical deformities, it is the way others treat him based upon those that shape what he becomes.
One of the things I love about Tyrion is that he refuses to be the caricature that everyone wants to reduce him to. While being a dwarf is part of his identity, it is not all he is, but he constantly has to prove how capable he is by almost literally moving mountains (not the Mountain mind you…), and still he is seen as not good enough. His existence speaks to a parallels the prejudice many face.
Do I think Tyrion will survive to the end? I certainly hope so. He says one of my favorite if not favorite quotes in the entire series. The words that lie at the crux of the narrative and speaks to so much more:
Who is your favorite ASOIAF and/or GOT character? Are they still alive in the books/show? Do you think they’ll make it to the very end or even out of season 6?
I look forward to your answers in the comments!