As Game of Thrones is coming to an end, Emilia Clarke shared a heartfelt Instagram post about the show.
Emilia Clarke plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen who is also known as the Mother of Dragons and Khaleesi. Her post finally made it sink in that the next season will be the last and now we remember the big moments the women in GOT outwitted, outsmarted and out-performed their male counterparts.
1. They never let a man fight their battles
Lady Lyanna Mormont is a dynamite of a character. At her young age she unashamedly put grown men in their place with her infamous line "I may be small. I may be a girl, but I won’t be knitting by the fire while I have men fight for me."
She challenged the role of being a woman (that men had conceived) and made sure that her voice was heard. Her assertive nature is something to aspire to. She falls within the parameters of characters such as Arya Stark and of Brienne of Tarth. Least we forget the of Mother of Dragons who conquered nations.
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2. Daenerys Targaryen rescuing slaves
Her act in making sure that the slaves at Slaver's Bay were rescued is commendable but when you look at where she came from you get a chance to understand why she hated slavery and the slave masters.
Daenerys was basically sold into slavery herself by her brother. He gave her to Khal Drogo in exchange for an army to reclaim the Iron Throne but it was Daenerys who came out on top and she made sure that other people did not suffer the same fate as she did.
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3. Giving up was never an option
We could list all the characters that simply never gave up or lost hope but that would take forever. Arya Stark made sure that she would do whatever it took to kill everyone that was on her list and avenged her family. She stuck to her guns. How about when she didn't allow her blindness stop her from achieving her goals, or when she disguised herself as a boy to survive? Nothing could get this girl down.
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There is also Cersei Lannister who has always wanted to rule the Iron Throne and even though her character is not a favourite for some, you have to admit that fighting tooth and nail, being humiliated, spit on and shamed by people on the streets would have been a breaking point.
Despite all that, Cersei came out on top to become the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms because who dares oppose a woman who has gone through so much humiliation and still stands strong and confident. Take your throne sis!
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4. They were strong warriors
Brienne of Tarth once said, "All my life men like you’ve sneered at me, and all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust." And as the only female knight - she continued to knock men into the dust. She is joined by skillful warriors such as:
- Arya Stark who was separated from her family, blinded and continue to fight and slay men;
- Ygritte who was the only woman to fight with the Wildings;
- The Sand sisters who were hardcore, fearless and skillful warriors trained and mentored by their mother Ellaria Sand;
- Yara Greyjoy who was a fearless leader and was to become the next successor of the Iron Isles and would be known as Lord of the Iron Isles.
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5. They were forces to be reckoned with
All these women are great obstacles for the male characters. There is no doubt that the male characters both fear and admire them. They are ambitious, strong, courageous and they are smart. They never do things impulsively and everything do has a purpose. Most of all they worked hard to be in the position they are in today.
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