Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
[Spoiler alert] Despite Game of Thrones’ plethora of strong women who evolve as leaders, ultimately a male, not a female, ascends the Iron Throne. Does this choice mean that Game of Thrones is a patriarchal text? Or, does the plethora of powerful females constitute a feminist text? Through close analysis of Daenerys’ evolution, this thesis will help to answer these questions.
Spillane, Riley Elizabeth, "“‘Every time a Targaryen is born, the Gods flip a Coin’:The Patriarchal Flip in Game of Thrones”" (2019). English Theses. 48.