Millions are living in an alternate world, a world of wolves and dragons. They go about warning others that “Winter is coming” while some speak an alien Dothraki language. Lovers in this world address each other as “Moon of my life” and “my sun and stars.” Each inhabitant here has sworn fealty to one of the great houses- House Stark, House Lannister, House Targaryen, etc. etc. and claim their right to the Iron Throne.
These millions inhabit a mythical world created by the fantasy drama television series called the Game of Thrones (yes yes, most of you had already guessed). It’s not just a ‘show’ for those millions; it’s as real as the outside world. They go about mourning for days the death of their favorite character, cringe at the strike of every sword, curse at the foul schemes of the villain, and go sleepless waiting for the next turn of events.
No wonder, the fourth season of GOT garnered a massive 18.4 million viewers, surpassing The Sopranos as HBO’s most popular series. It has already set world piracy record too.
But does this sword-and-scandals saga teach us anything? It actually does. Besides selling fantasies that meet the audience’s need to escape from their mundane life, the show remains very real. The conflict and the power struggle, the jealousies, feuds, and the universal human nature it exposes is something pretty remarkable. Take this life lesson for example:
“Three great men, a King, a Priest, and a Rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives, who dies?…
Power resides where men believe it resides; it’s a trick, a shadow on the wall and a very small man can create a very large shadow.”
How true! For more life lessons that Game of Thrones has given us till now, watch the presentation below:
What’s your favorite dialogue or lesson from Game of Thrones?
Share them in the comments below without giving any spoilers (some have still not completed season 4).