Essay about Game of Thrones: Eddard ¨Ned¨ Stark

Essay about Game of Thrones: Eddard ¨Ned¨ Stark

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The story opens in Winterfell, Eddard Stark, also known as Ned, is the lord of Winterfell. As the story begins, Eddard must execute a deserter of the Night’s Watch, and takes his three sons and his bastard-Jon Snow, along with him as witnesses. On the ride back to Winterfell, Eddard's sons discover six direwolf pups, which are entrusted to Eddard's five children and his bastard. (The direwolf, the sigil of House Stark). Following the death of Lord Jon Arryn, previous "Hand of the King", King Robert asks Eddard to become the new Hand of the King. Eddard agrees, but also agrees to investigate Lord Arryn’s death, after Catelyn Stark (Eddard Stark’s wife) had suggested that he had possibly been poisoned.

Before the Eddard and his two daughters leave for King’s Landing in South Westeros, Eddard's young son Bran Stark witnesses Cersei Lannister committing incest with her twin brother Jaime, who flings Bran from a tower to conceal the secret. Bran survives the fall, but is put into a coma. During Bran’s recovery, an assassin attempts to murder him; whereupon Bran's direwolf kills the assassin. Catelyn, on grounds that only dire intrigue with Bran would necessitate killing him, visits King's Landing in secret to warn Eddard of the failed assassination, leaving Eddard’s eldest son, Robb Stark, to rule Winterfell. Not long after Catelyn's departure to King’s Landing does Bran awaken from his coma as a paraplegic, with no memory of Jaime pushing him from the tower.

In King’s Landing, Sansa (daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark) is betrothed to King Robert's son Joffrey, the heir to the throne. Joffrey takes Sansa out for a picnic, witnessing Arya and Mycah play sword fighting. When Joffrey sees Mycah fencing with a...


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... the Dothraki, in exchange for use of Drogo's army to reclaim the Throne for House Targaryen. Magister Illyrio, hosting Viserys and Daenerys, gives a wedding gift to Daenerys of three petrified dragon eggs; and Ser Jorah Mormont, a knight exiled from Westeros, joins Viserys as an advisor. When Drogo shows little interest in conquering Westeros, Viserys initially tries to intimidate Daenerys into coercing Drogo; but Daenerys, emboldened by her position, refuses to be bullied. Initially, Drogo endures Viserys and punishes his outbursts with public humiliation; but when Viserys publicly threatens the pregnant Daenerys, Drogo executes him by pouring a pot of molten gold on his head, and ironically giving him the "golden crown" he had been promised in return for Daenerys. As the last Targaryen, Daenerys takes up her brother's quest to reclaim the Throne in King’s Landing.

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