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Game of Thrones | The Wall, Them and us

One of Game of Thrones greatest hooks is definitely the Wall for three main reasons, first its physical and magical characteristics, second the Sworn Brothers of the Night's Watch and third, perhaps the most important of them all, it sets a fearful mythical border, an idea of – us and them- Beyond the Wall.

This longstanding fortification with colossal dimensions, lays in an inhospitable setting where magical creatures dwell. The Sworn Brothers of the Night's Watch is a pot-pourri of both sinners and saints, lords and commons all under the same oath to protect the kingdom;

 

"They're not your lands! We've been here the whole time! You lot came along and just put up a big Wall and said it was yours!"

―Ygritte[src]

 

The Wall, in Games of Thrones, separates the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros from the “Free Folk” or “Wildlings”, as they’re called. These people are regarded as barbarians because they were left in the outskirts of the wall. And the crazy part is no one in the whole kingdom, except for the men of the Night’s Watch, remembers why the Wall even built in the first place. Does this sound familiar?

It just might. As human beings, we tend to build walls, either physical or figurative, in times of danger and fear around our communities, office departments and even ourselves.

These walls serve a very clear purpose protect our lives and property but most important to separate us from them.

By the time the threat is over we could simply “Tear down that Wall” but it its far more difficult to tear down the walls that remain in our minds.

In front of a larger threat people are able to come together beyond the walls and fight and work for a common purpose.

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