Game of Thrones” Complexly Depicted Bran and Tyrion’s Disabilities | Bitch Media

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Unbroken and UnbowedRevisiting Disability Representation on “Game of Thrones”

by Alice Wong
Published on May 29, 2019 at 10:59am

Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, left, and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Games of Thrones (HBO)

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers about the Game of Thrones finale

“What unites people. Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it. And who has a better story than Bran the Broken? The boy who fell from a high tower and lived. He knew he’d never walk again, so he learned to fly. He crossed beyond the wall—a crippled boy—and became the Three-Eyed Raven. He is our memory. The keeper of all our stories: wars, weddings, births, massacres, famines. Our triumphs, our defeats, our past. Who better to lead us into the future?” — Tyrion Lannister

Like millions of fans around the world, I watched the May 19 series finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones with dread and anticipation. Every [...]

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