Grames Barnaby writes in with what he calls “a very cancerous vid” regarding Game of Thrones:
However I DO recommend watching it, for it’s a great example of just how badly modern schooling has messed up literature studies. From dismissing pulp fiction and why archetypes are too “simple” to conflating all of 19th century english lit as realist in tone. Not to mention remarking that Beowulf is too “simple” and doesn’t compare to the great tragedies of the Greeks, etc. Which is tragic in and of itself in that his video is trying to diagnose what’s gotten broken on GOT in it’s current Hollyweird adaptation.
I admit, I have a hard time being hard on the guy because he does point out that the stuff people like to read today is more or less in line with the same stuff people liked to read during the pulp era. Somehow we failed to “evolve” or grow out of our hunger for escape and the mythopoeic. Thus, the literary demolition of the sixties and seventies could not deliver on its promise.
For the same reason that George R. R. Martin can’t finish his series.