These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. Daenerys’s negotiating style is less familiar to us from fantasy narratives than it is from gangster movies. She is not unlike an rising underworld kingpin using her muscle to build her empire, drawing her competitors into negotiations and then turning the tables with the threat of violence. “You thought this was a negotiation? Sorry, no. Say hello to my little friends. Oh, and leave the gold.” Of course in this case, the weapons are her children (happy Mother’s Day!), who also happen to be flying, fire-breathing teenage reptiles. How does this detail affect the genre conventions? Are the dragons more like guns or more like the ranking members of her growing gang? Read More