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    Beyond all discussions about good and evil... is this issue about romances.

    I have become a huge fan of Game of Thrones. And this question is the 'hidden' first character. All 'bad' romances are treated: brother and sister, women 'delivered' to wealthy husbands and so on and so forth.


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    Some time ago, I read a great post in Spanish about 'bad' words.

    This is the link:

    Los sentidos de una buena palabra

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    This post was translated into English.

    This is the link:

    The Meanings of a Good Word

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    When you talk about Game of Thrones, you mean the book or the series? Maybe I'm being an evangelist literature above video, but in the book many times one can even know the motives of the characters in certain situation (love Cercei for their children, the desire to recover the kingdom of Daenerys Storm , plans Thyrion, the machinations of Varys the Spider, etc) are interesting and often see things from your point of view ...

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    Reading a book allows the reader to go over one idea once and again, checking every possible detail. It takes time to read a book. Sometimes we can just read a couple of chapters a month.

    A movie or a TV series gives color and movement to that idea, adding the effect of body language in dialogues. The main idea is conveyed by the end of the movie or the chapter in the TV series.

    I am fond of both, of course.

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    We're still listening to the well-known:
    "Because I'm bad, I'm bad, come on, you know I'm bad, I'm bad, you know it".

    And the more recent hit:
    "You know that I want you, and you know that I need you, I want it bad, your bad romance".

    And while listening to these hits, we watch Game of Thrones. Hey, wait! This fiction story does not take place in the XX century! Or the XXI!

    Let's check!

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    Game of Thrones is inspired in the European history.

    - The English Wars of the Roses (XV century) between the Houses of Lancaster and York inspired the Houses of Lannister and Stark.
    - High Medieval Western Europe inspired Westeros.
    - Isabella (XIV century), the "she-wolf of France", inspired the scheming Cersei.
    - Hadrian's Wall inspired the Great Wall.
    - The legend of Atlantis inspired ancient Valyria.
    - Byzantine Greek fire inspired the wildfire.
    - The Mongol hordes inspired the Dothraki.
    - The Icelandic sagas of the Viking Age inspired the Ironborn.

    This is the reason why this fiction story seems so credible.

    Going back to our topic, all these events happened several centuries ago! None of them is recent or present. Still this question of the 'bad' romances stays today.

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    Default Re: Caught in a 'bad' romance

    define bad romance, which is the exact idea of ​​this sentence, because I do not understand ..

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    Good point!

    According to the Urban Dictionary, a 'bad' romance is a relationship that you know is bad for you but can't help it: it may involve physical abuse and/or emotional straining.

    It's actually a broad phrase that could apply to any romance that does not end happily or that causes intentional pain to the participants or to others.

    In some 'bad' romances, the couple has a hidden relationship because nobody approves their being together.

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    As an example, let’s take the character of Cersei Lannister!


    The info below is in the complete website Game of Thrones – Wiki.


    Cersei Lannister is one of the major characters in the first three seasons. Oficially, she is the widow of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms.


    Her story: Cersei Lannister is the only daughter of Joanna Lannister and Lord Tywin Lannister, the head of House Lannister and the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms. She has a twin brother, Jaime Lannister, and a younger brother, Tyrion Lannister.


    After giving birth to Tyrion, her mother died (Cersei and her twin brother were only four years old). During her childhood and youth, her father was almost always away from home serving as Hand of the King at the capital. Cersei began an incestuous relationship with her twin brother in her youth which has continued despite her marriage. Cersei has had other sexual partners but Jaime has always remained faithful to her.


    She is the wife of Robert Baratheon, a political marriage Robert agreed to in thanks for her father’s late switching of sides in the civil war which brought him to power. She has three children (Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen): although Cersei claims that they are all Robert’s, they are all actually illegitimate as the result of her unofficial relationship with her twin brother.
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