Interpreting the final scene of Game of Thrones


The final scene of Game of Thrones, with Jon Snow crossing the Wall to the North surrounded by wild – he being a member of the Guard of the Night – left many viewers undecided that they didn’t perceive every part that was happening. We will on this article to interpret it, counting on an article published on Reddit by the great Adam Feldman, chargeable for the trials on the knot of Meereen lauded by the same George R. R. Martin.

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When the ultimate chapter of Game of Thrones aired there was a sure confusion in what precisely we must always deduct from the ultimate scene of Jon Snow. Dressed in his garments from the Guard of the Night, Jon was using past the Wall with Tormund and the wild. And that was the tip.

There are two interpretations on what we noticed there:

  1. Some spectators believed that Jon was leaving the Guard of the Night to dwell with the savages, and maybe to develop into King past the Wall.
  2. Others believed that Jon was within the Guard and solely rode briefly, to assist the savages had been re-settled after the autumn of the Wall.

This discrepancy is basically vital to know the themes of the ultimate plans and GRRM for the destiny of Jon. Or accepts his sentence, and spends his days on the Wall, or rejects it and abandons his publish, it’s a massive distinction!

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The good factor is that now we have the script of the last full chapter , and in him there isn’t any indication that Jon depart the Guard of the Night in his ultimate scene. Instead, the script solely describes what we see: Jon using with the wild. But at one level, refers to Jon as a Guard of the Night:

Jon descends the steps to the bottom stage, the place the final of the Free People await you: just a few hundred males, girls and youngsters. Jon strikes into the ocean of faces that await you. There is No suspicion of their faces, no worry. Only confidence. The Guard of the Night earlier than I chased them, however now they are going to observe this Guard of the Night.

If Jon had been to go away the Guard of the Night I might have anticipated that this may have defined it extra clearly right here. The script, as most of these made by Benioff and Weiss, it isn’t notably refined (calls Dany “his satanic majesty”). Also I might have anticipated it could have proven extra clearly, maybe with Jon discarding his black coat.

Instead, plainly the important thing of the ultimate scene is to be a mirror of the pilot, extra hopeful. We have the inexperienced grass rising , indicating that the spring is about and to indicate that the savages at the moment are at peace with the Guard of the Night somewhat than in battle with it.

To this finish, I might say, it makes extra sense to me. Jon rejecting his sentence and leaving the Guard would problem the peace settlement that has simply been orchestrated. This theoretically may imply that Sansa or Bran would pressure them to perseguirles.

To settle for his sentence for killing Daenerys – a sentence that forces him to finish his days on the Wall – has a unhappy echo of poetic. I additionally suspect that the drama of the judgment of Jon within the books will have a more important role in the books a mirror of the first chapter of Bran in the series, so it could be bizarre if Jon the rejected shortly after.

Many folks ask, what’s the that means of the Guard of the Night if the Others have gone? There can be a line within the script that was deleted from the collection. After Jon asks Tyrion, “is there still a Guard at Night?”, Tyrion responds: “just because winter is over does not mean that you will not return”. I’m wondering why it was minimize.

But in abstract, there isn’t any indication within the script of Benioff and Weiss to the ultimate chapter of Game of Thrones that Jon depart the Guard of the Night within the final scene.

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