Connect with us

Uncategorized

The ‘Red Wedding’: Why was it a pivotal moment in Game of Thrones?

Published

on

Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago with numerous memories from all seasons to cherish. It had a number of episodes that brought in unexpected twists, character developments and even foreshadowed which way the story was being propelled. Some moments in the series were totally unexpected like the death of Ned Stark who was earlier expected to be the main protagonist in the story. This moment had a huge implication on the overall story. Such is the ‘Red Wedding’ from Season 3 of Game of Thrones. 

It was bloody, it was gruesome and it was horrific and many of us decided to refrain from attending wedding feasts for a while! But jokes aside, the episode was brilliant and at the same time shocking for many fans of Game of Thrones. It was unexpected that the wedding feast of Edmure Tully and Roslin would turn out to be something totally out of the box and would be remembered in Westeros as the infamous ‘Red Wedding’. Talking about real-life too, it was shocking enough for the actor Richard Madden too who revealed in an interview that after filming he was all covered in fake blood and had to board a plane immediately after filming. 

Well, the story written by George R. R. Martin was brilliant with an unexpected turn and the revelation of the secret alliance of the Freys and the Lannisters. The cinematography of the ninth episode of Season 3 ‘The Rains of Castamere’ was brilliant too as many of the fans almost cried at the death of a few of their favourite characters in series like Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Talisa Stark and her unborn child and even the direwolf Grey Wind. But the gruesome ‘Red Wedding’ had a major implication on the overall story too. It was a major pivotal moment. Let’s elaborate on how the ‘Red Wedding’ commenced and how did it have an implication on the overall story and the characters especially on Arya Stark.  

1. The Death of Robb Stark

After the death of Ned Stark, we all hated the Lannisters as they were behind the execution of the truly good character in Game of Thrones. Even before the death of his father, Robb Stark alongside the Northern houses had waged war against the Lannisters to get his father and two sisters back. And he was emerging victorious, especially at the moment when he successfully captured Jaime Lannister. He was a true leader and the commander of the Northern forces and even was crowned the ‘King in the North’ –  a title given up the Northern Kings long before the Seven Kingdoms were under the rule of the Targaryens. 

After the death of Ned Stark, the young wolf had even turned too aggressive towards the Lannisters and was winning all the wars with a successful strategy. This continued until he reached the Twins and was offered an alliance with the Freys to cross the bridge and reach the South. But Robb now in love with Talisa, declined the offer and chose to marry her instead. This wasn’t approved by the Freys and the Northerners were tricked into getting Edmure Tully married to Roslin Frey in order to seal another alliance. But who knew that their wedding feast would soon turn into the ‘Red Wedding’. 

Robb Stark met the worst demise any king in Westeros could ever meet. He was killed alongside his wife, unborn child and mother. The major shocker was when the final blow came from one of his own bannermen Roose Bolton with the phrase ‘The Lannisters send their regards’. The worst part was when his direwolf Grey Wind’s head was stitched to his corpse and he was paraded through the Twins with the Freys chanting ‘King in the North’.

2. The death of Talisa Stark and Robb’s unborn child

This episode of Game of Thrones truly crossed all boundaries, showing the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. It was only the last season when Talisa from Volantis first met Robb Stark and fell in love with him. She was nursing the injured soldiers of the Northern army, though coming from a noble family. It was because of her the alliance between the Freys and the Starks was broken when Robb decided to marry her instead of one of Walder Frey’s daughter. Though the couple did very well and Talisa was even getting along well with Catelyn Stark until the ‘Red Wedding’ showed her being brutally murdered alongside her unborn child. This broke Robb as instead of leaving the tower upon being told to do so by Catelyn he decided to stay and glance at the corpse of his wife. Yet there still is hope for her in the books (Jeyne Westerling) unless George RR Martin decides to kill her off too! 

3. The death of Catelyn Stark

Catelyn Stark was the loyal wife of Eddard Stark –  the warden of the North. Though after a couple of episodes in the first season, all fans had realised her cold behaviour towards Jon Snow whom she believes to be the son of her husband and his old love Ashara Dayne in the books. Catelyn totally hated Jon as he was a constant reminder to her of her husband’s infidelity. But she loved all of her five children. This was shown when she decided to travel all the way across Westeros to reach King’s Landing to tell her husband that it was Lannisters behind the murder attempt on Bran. Even upon realising that the alliance with the Freys was broken, she came forward to mend the broken ties by apologizing to Walder Frey. 

The Freys seemed to be convinced yet this proved otherwise when they betrayed the Starks at the Red Wedding. She was the first to realise that something bad was coming when she heard the tune of the infamous ‘Rains of Castamere’. Though she tried to save her injured son by threatening Walder Frey, putting a knife to the throat of his wife, her attempts were gone in vain when her son was stabbed to death by her trustee Roose Bolton. The episode ended with her throat being cut by one of Walder Frey’s sons. It was truly emotional tow watch when she begged Walder to spare her son and let him walk away and he didn’t listen to her. 

Yet, Catelyn Stark is still alive in the books. She was resurrected by Beric Dondarrion and goes on by the name of Lady Stoneheart, hanging any Lannister or Frey she thinks was involved in the murder of her son. 

4. The Death of Grey Wind

Each time a wolf dies on Game of Thrones, the fans become upset. This wasn’t the first time a wolf was killed in the series. Grey Wind was one of the six direwolves adopted by the Stark children in the pilot episode of the series. First Lady, the direwolf of Sansa and then Grey Wind, it was hard for all fans to watch a direwolf die. We all know how Grey Wind’s skills in the battle were praised and he was a true source of power for Robb in defeating the Lannister forces in the first couple of seasons. Yet after the Starks and the Northerners were brutally murdered at the Red Wedding, the Freys decided to kill the poor direwolf for sport as well. The worst part was watching Arya Stark the direwolf being killed and then its severed head stitched to Robb Stark’s body who was paraded across the Twins on a horse. 

5. Arya Stark’s Character Arc

Arya is first introduced in the series as a tomboy who wants to become a warrior like her father Eddard Stark. Where her sister Sansa Stark dreams of being a lady and marrying a high lord, Arya only dreams of going off to war and becoming a knight. Her dreams were shattered when she witnessed the execution of her father Ned Stark on false charges of treason and she decided to take the dark path of being an assassin. Her dark path was further propelled when she witnessed the Red Wedding. Though she didn’t actually see her mother being murdered by the Freys, she did see a dead Robb and his direwolf being shot dead by the Freys. This was another incident that pushed Arya to her limits into her being such a badass.

Initially training as a faceless assassin, she returned back to Westeros and emerged out as one of the serving girls at the Twins while the Lannisters and Freys celebrated their victory against the Tullys. She first baked his sons into a pie and upon meeting Walder Frey alone, executed him by cutting his throat as he did to her mother in Season 6. She later appeared in Season 7’s opening scene wearing the face of Walder Frey and poisoning the remaining Freys, uprooting the entire House root and stem!

The Red Wedding was truly a pivotal moment in Game of Thrones which pushed the story forward, giving many characters similar to Arya their arc. She avenged the brutal murder of many Northern Houses of Westeros. Not only for Arya, but this awesome episode also changed our perspective towards the entire series with nobody safe when playing the ‘Game of Thrones’!

So, which character’s death during the Red Wedding was the most shocking thing to watch for you? Tell us in the comments. 

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Wiki Of Thrones: Final Destination for Game of Thrones News

Published

on

By

  • cersei-and-jamie-on-the-iron-throne-400x240-9563379 cersei-and-jamie-on-the-iron-throne-80x80-6360651News2 days ago

    Game of Thrones during its run changed lives around the globe. Not only did it turn out to be a profitable venture for all involved it…

  • kit-harington-eternals-1-400x240-1757730 kit-harington-eternals-1-80x80-6794132Interview2 days ago

    Game of Thrones and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both share a few similarities, such as the profound secrecy involved in their filming, as well as sharing a number…

  • 2ew2t6q-matt-smith-wallpaper-400x240-7391667 2ew2t6q-matt-smith-wallpaper-80x80-4810576Interview4 days ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is fast on track for its release in 2022. The production hit a little snag recently after a positive COVID-19 case was…

  • miguel-sapochnik-400x240-1029855 miguel-sapochnik-80x80-4109777Interview4 days ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is one of the high-priority projects at HBO currently underway. The production is moving swiftly despite hitting some minor obstacles along…

  • jennifer-ehle-400x240-3913574 jennifer-ehle-80x80-8299626Interview4 days ago

    When Game of Thrones first started filming, it was a jumbling mess. The original pilot was so bad, it had to be refilmed. Back then, no…

  • game-of-thrones-ed-sheeran-arya-400x240-3274763 game-of-thrones-ed-sheeran-arya-80x80-5711048Humour5 days ago

    Ed Sheeran made an appearance on Game of Thrones during the Season 7 premiere and it soon turned into a nightmare for him as many fans of the show…

  • bryan-cox-1-400x240-3056230 bryan-cox-1-80x80-2610874Interview5 days ago

    Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows of the 21st century, and even though the show’s ending didn’t please all its fans, the cast…

  • momoa-dune-trailer01_wide-400x240-1125900 momoa-dune-trailer01_wide-80x80-9539506Humour5 days ago

    Dune is one of the most successful sci-fi movies of this year, and if successful we might be looking at one of the best fantasy-based movie…

  • house-of-the-dragon-400x240-6699081 house-of-the-dragon-80x80-3780633General7 days ago

    The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto,…

  • jon-snow-400x240-5613196 jon-snow-80x80-6925422News7 days ago

    Game of Thrones had a massive impact on the fantasy genre, playing into several myths and legends inside its universe. Blood was shed, kings were crowned…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

General Archives – Page 3 of 205 – Wiki of Thrones

Published

on

By

  • george-r-r-martin-calls-elden-ring-a-sequel-to-dark-souls-400x240-3902735 george-r-r-martin-calls-elden-ring-a-sequel-to-dark-souls-80x80-2490876General3 months ago

    It has been over a decade since the last Game of Thrones book was released. Fans have been waiting impatiently for George R. R. Martin to…

  • emilia-400x240-6690944 emilia-80x80-2481044General3 months ago

    Game of Thrones star Iain Glen has finally decided to join the social media platform Instagram. Guess who is the first one to welcome him? His…

  • got-5-400x240-3460028 got-5-80x80-4172088General3 months ago

    Video games and TV shows/movies have often worked hand-in-hand to help promote each other. They also provide the ultimate user experience, where players can live through…

  • General3 months ago

    Game of Thrones wrapped up filming nearly two years ago, but it has been a decade since the most recent book in the series came out….

  • fb_img_16202280766709022-400x240-6021730 fb_img_16202280766709022-80x80-6860744General3 months ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is fast on track for its release in 2022. The production hit a little snag recently after a…

  • wp4335278-george-r-r-martin-wallpapers-400x240-5193127 wp4335278-george-r-r-martin-wallpapers-80x80-6265707General3 months ago

    The Iron Throne has become a pop culture icon and a symbol of power in the fictional world. It represents an absolute reign, that corrupted many…

  • got-1-400x240-4712935 got-1-80x80-4533084General3 months ago

    There’s hardly any doubt that some props from Game of Thrones have turned into pop culture icons. The one that stands out amongst them is the…

  • sub-buzz-7980-1626134653-12-400x240-6344161 sub-buzz-7980-1626134653-12-80x80-4601189General3 months ago

    Game of Thrones slot machines have been in news recently, especially after Kit Harington’s reaction video going viral. However, not everyone can go to the Sin…

  • sei_81479208-400x240-2372919 sei_81479208-80x80-6508168General4 months ago

    Game of Thrones merchandise is very rare to get your hands on, a prop from the TV show is even rarer. The cast members were themselves…

  • red-wedding-400x240-2976023 red-wedding-80x80-8686867General4 months ago

    The Red Wedding remains one of the most horrifying and gruesome episodes in Game of Thrones history. The inspiration for the loathsome butchering of Rob Stark,…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

News Archives – Page 3 of 53 – Wiki of Thrones

Published

on

By

  • house-dragon_aw5lrwdmbw4-400x240-2789274 house-dragon_aw5lrwdmbw4-80x80-3253614News4 weeks ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the…

  • house-of-the-dragon-400x240-8970791 house-of-the-dragon-80x80-9953648News4 weeks ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving quite swiftly with its production, as evident from the frequent leaks we are witnessing every other…

  • game-of-thrones-prequel-house-of-the-dragon-might-arrive-sooner-than-expected-400x240-5851364 game-of-thrones-prequel-house-of-the-dragon-might-arrive-sooner-than-expected-80x80-7964128News4 weeks ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the…

  • night-king-400x240-2560291 night-king-80x80-4336993News4 weeks ago

    Video games and TV shows/movies have often worked hand-in-hand to help promote each other. They also provide the ultimate user experience, where players can live through…

  • matt-smith-3-400x240-7108092 matt-smith-3-80x80-2676150News1 month ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is one of the high priority projects at HBO currently. The production is moving swiftly despite hitting some…

  • e0brpl0wyauhvpy-400x240-2558289 e0brpl0wyauhvpy-80x80-4716063News1 month ago

    The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving rather swiftly, and we might see George R. R. Martin’s prediction about the…

  • monsanto-1-400x240-1489934 monsanto-1-80x80-5216649News1 month ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is currently one of the top priority projects at HBO. The cast and the crew were recently spotted…

  • monsanto-400x240-1221469 monsanto-80x80-7989590News1 month ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is on the roll with its production, and we can expect the series to be here in early…

  • game-of-thrones-prequel-house-of-the-dragon-might-arrive-sooner-than-expected-400x240-5851364 game-of-thrones-prequel-house-of-the-dragon-might-arrive-sooner-than-expected-80x80-7964128News1 month ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving steadily with its production, and we can expect the series to be here not too far…

  • matt-smith-house-of-the-dragon-400x240-1120994 matt-smith-house-of-the-dragon-80x80-5955428News1 month ago

    Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is scheduled to be released in early 2022, and it seems they are going to make it in…

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2017 Zox News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.