The Fictional World of “A Game of Thrones” and the Real World Applicability Theory

Yamaç, Doğukan Taha (2015) The Fictional World of “A Game of Thrones” and the Real World Applicability Theory. Other thesis, TED Ankara Koleji.

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The world of “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin intrigued me a lot because it contained elements, which I could relate to either from what I learned about the past of our world or through my imagination. I decided to search whether the events in the series of novels apply to the real events of our past. I wanted to investigate the extent which the fictional world of “A Game of Thrones” collides with the real world with respect to history and explain some of the basic similarities I have found while reading the novels. The novels contain many of our historical significances adapted to the fictional world’s past. I will analyse the correlation between a fantasy and the real world and how similar they are by going through documents and also add my own comments to the situation. After searching for some similarities I came across dozens of them and found that the effect of reality and allegories contribute to the novel in the sense that they are more relatable and provide information as well as entertainment. The novels contained similar warfare, diplomatic shifts such as being conquered, the paradigm shift of religion through the years, as well as geographical resemblance.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Instructor: Emine Efecioglu, IB Notu: D
Uncontrolled Keywords: A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 11:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 11:29

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