Analyzing “Jenny from the Piedrasviejas”, the sensational tune that closes the 8×02 Game of Thrones

In the spectacular second chapter of the eighth season of Game of Thrones, a Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, directed by David Nutter and guionizado by Bryan Cogman, Podrick Payne sings a tune. The piece sounds new within the credit score titles, on this case performed by Florence+the Machine. This is Jenny from Piedrasviejas and is a subject that has an echo that’s enormous for individuals who have learn the books of George R. R. Martin. We’re going to elucidate it.


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We have heard a number of references in a Song of ice and hearth the tune of Jenny of Piedrasviejas, however we now have by no means learn your letter, however solely with a verse:

…within the halls of the kings who’re gone, Jenny dances with their ghosts….

Jenny had an affair thespian with prince Duncan, son of Egg, or Aegon V, who named his inheritor and firstborn in honor of his grasp and Lord Commander Dunk, that’s to say, Duncan the Tall. Jenny was of the widespread individuals and the prince Duncan was betrothed to the daughter of Lyonel Baratheon. For this motive, the Lands of the Storm entered in a riot that value tons of of lives , and prince Duncan in an effort to marry a commoner he had to surrender his rights as firstborn to the crown.

Jenny additionally has a relationship with one of the crucial enigmatic characters within the collection, the Ghost of High Heart, who’s Arya in Storm of Swords. She cries when he hears the tune in regards to the tragic love of her buddy. This lady predicted that the Prince that was Promised would come from the road of Aerys and Rhaella Targaryen, so he satisfied Aegon V marry one another to those brothers.

Dunk y Egg, por Gary GianniDunk and Egg, by Gary Gianni

Now to remark that within the canon of the collection the king Jaehaerys II would not exist, and the Mad King Aerys II is the son of Aegon V, and never his grandson. Aegon was towards marrying their youngsters and grandchildren between them, however two of his sons fell in love with one another within the novels (Jaehaerys and Shaera), and this prophecy was married to 2 different of his grandchildren (youngsters collection) amongst them, Aerys and Rhaella. These loves of their youngsters ruined their plans of marriage with the homes of Westeros, because the daughter of Lyonel Baratheon that we now have mentioned, to convey peace to the dominion.

There is a well-liked concept that claims that the tune of Jenny is the work of the prince Rhaegar. We know his love for the music, as talked about so nothing informal then on this identical chapter of Game of Thrones. We know that’s obsessed by the tragedy of Refuge Summer that came about on the date of his beginning within the who died amongst many others Duncan the Tall, Aegon V and prince Duncan. We have No clues about what occurred with Jenny, though the tune means that he survived, filled with ache.

The spectacular 8×02 Game of Thrones, with a splash of the brilliant Bryan Cogman, exhibits the squire Podrick Payne to sing the theme tune in a spectacular mounting (to Pippin in the return of The King) that teaches different {couples}, as Jenny and Duncan, earlier than the battle forward. What do after your girl, Brienne of Tarth, was named a Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by Jaime Lannister. Martin has confirmed that Brienne is a descendant of the Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, Duncan the Tall, the best of chivalry, however was by no means named as such regardless of to change into Lord Commander of the Royal Guard.

We go away you with the video of the tune with its lyrics (invented by the HBO), and interpreted masterfully by Florence+the Machine.

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