Today after I finished watching the season 3 episode 7 of Game of Thrones, I was thinking, it is the third season and still the story doesn’t have seemed to moved ahead much considering what can happen in three seasons in other TV series. I know this series is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. I haven’t read those and would rather prefer to enjoy the TV series this one time. But this is the background noise. What I wanted to talk about is that it struck me that the story plots that I have come across in recent years, Lord Of the Rings, Harry Potter universe, or even the Christopher Paolini’s Dragon riders universe; all of them are very elaborate in nature of the plot and deeply and minutely painted. These stories present the situations from different character perspectives and that’s what makes them more accepting.
I always had a notion of stories being biased from the perspective of the one character, what that character thinks or how it reacts as the plots of the story progresses. But the stories that I recently have come across as mentioned above, though do have their fair bit of biasness (my heart goes out for the Stark family still and then that Targaryen widow queen from the east), does more justice and brings a balance to the story as a whole and lets the readers decide on their own perspectives. Now that’s choice. And freedom of choice is what I like. Mmmm..
What are your thoughts?
- 7 Writing Lessons from George R. R. Martin (siripaulson.wordpress.com)
- Books: A Song of Ice and Fire (nnitschke.wordpress.com)