Game Of Thrones And Sherlock's Stereotypes

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“To A Great Mind, Nothing Is Little” Albert Einstein once said, “The one that follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” The characters in two major television shows, Game of Thrones, and Sherlock, greatly personify this idea. HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones is based off of a series of books, titled A Song of Ice and Fire. The books and television show are set in a fictional fantasy land made up of several continents and kingdoms, and within these kingdoms, there are several major houses, such as the Targaryens, Baratheons, and Lannisters. These houses are all fighting to gain control of the Iron Throne to rule the Seven Kingdoms. The…show more content…
Sherlock’s early childhood was much different from what is considered the “typical” childhood. He was extremely intelligent as a child, and as a result, was an outcast. Sherlock was able to use his intelligence in his later life as the world’s first consulting detective. He grew particularly attached to certain things in his life, including his dog, Redbeard, who had to be put down. This event left a lasting impression that became a pressure point for Sherlock years later. Similarly, Tyrion Lannister was shunned as a child due to what was considered a physical deformity, dwarfism. Tyrion was abused, and called “The Imp” and a “half-man.” Though he was physically inept, Tyrion spent his time reading and studying, thus becoming extremely intelligent from a young age, which he was then able to use later in life. Tyrion was able to use his cleverness to talk his way out of being killed on multiple occasions over the course of the series. Tyrion also grew attached to certain things later in life because he received so little affection as a child. This became a rather negative attribute, as it led to a major event in his life: a woman whom he had grown attached to and was beginning to love had betrayed him; lying, and giving false accusations, resulting in Tyrion ultimately being driven to kill…show more content…
Because they both had more introverted tendencies, and focused more on intellect rather than emotional bonds, their connection to their families was not as strong. Sherlock’s mother was an esteemed mathematician, while his father was described as the “only sane one in the family.” Sherlock and his older brother, Mycroft, fought throughout their lives, as they were both competitive in their extensive intellectual abilities. However, Sherlock and Mycroft were still fond of each other, using their respective careers as consulting detective and government official to be protective of the other, despite referring to each other as their “arch enemy.” Tyrion had a much more terrible family life, because he was blamed for his mother’s death, as she died after giving birth to him. However, due to the power and wealth of the Lannister House, he was able to prosper within his endeavors, before he was named a traitor and sentenced to death, thus being forced to hide away and leave the main kingdom. While his relation with his older sister was much more strained due to a prophecy she received as a child, stating that her younger brother shall be the one to end her, his sister’s twin brother, Jaime, was much closer to Tyrion. Though they fought because neither Tyrion, nor Jaime, was completely orthodox in their ways, Jaime protected Tyrion time after time, saving his life, and Tyrion was able to help his brother in

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