A Song of Ice and Fire and Global Warming

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A Song of Ice and Fire and Global Warming

Illustration: Akshita Monga


fter weeks of non-stop spoilers, leaks, memes, and internet overreactions, the largest collective cultural experience of our times is coming to an end. You’d think I was talking about the American presidential elections or something of that magnitude, but I really just mean the conclusion of a season of Game of Thrones.

With it shall end the countless debates waged between people who take the lives of fictional characters much more seriously than they do their own. The tendency to overanalyse the show’s themes is as commonplace among fans as regret is amongst Americans who voted for Trump. Theories about Jon’s parentage, Arya’s true identity, and who will finally sit on the Iron Throne fly thick and fast when the show is on air.