Game Of Thrones has been a part of some serious controversies. Some of which do give rise the question has Game Of Thrones took TV too far. Here listed are some events which make us question the genre’s suitability for TV
Shireen Baratheon’s death was one of the most heart-wrenching moments of the series. In order for Stannis to march on Winterfell and take over the North by defeating the Boltons who were then incharge of the north, the Red Priestess asks for the sacrifice of someone with Ryal Blood in their veins. With Gendry escaped, the only available option is Shireen, Stannis’s own daughter. She is set on fire alive. Even this though, doesn’t help Stannis take the North. This scene too makes people question if the show went too far.
Game of Thrones is widely known for its violence, there’s nothing new about it. But if there was one scene which topped them all, it was neither the battle of the bastards nor Hardhome, no great war, but a duel between Oberyn Marteyll, the Viper and The Mountain. Gushing out blood, gauged out eyes, broken teeth falling and a completely squashed face. This is what happened to Oberyn at the end of the battle.
After Ramsay supposedly saved Theon Greyjoy’s life every moment Theon must have thought of dying. After saving him, Ramsay takes him in and brutally tortures him, so much so that the would be ‘Lord’ of the Iron Islands completely loses his identity and becomes ‘Reek’. Cutting off Theon’s ‘sausage’ was just one amongst the many mental and physical pain that Ramsay causes him.
Sansa Stark’s life has been a visual description of the word misery. Be it in season 1 where her direwolf is killed or when she is forcefully wed to Tyrion or slapped by Ser Meryn, or when she is technically sold to the Boltons, all such scenes show how truly desolated her life is. But what topped them all was her being raped on her wedding night, with Theon made to watch it. This scene sparked a lot of hate into the minds of lots of viewers and groups.
Lady Bolton Fed To Hounds
As soon as it’s a boy that is been birthed by Lady Bolton, the newly made legitimate son of Roose Bolton, fearing the future, kills his father, Roose Bolton, in order to ‘secure’ his future. He doesn’t stop just there. So that his right to the Bolton name is not questioned in future, he kills his stepmother and her newborn child. He doesn’t stab or poison them. Oh no, that would just be too kind for Ramsay. He feeds them alive to his hounds. This, and many more scenes where Ramsay feeds people to his hounds are too much for some people to take in.
It’s astonishing to see that three of the points are just covered by Ramsay’s deeds. Damn..how much inhumanity had Martin put in inside the character while writing him is truly something to ponder over.