31 Things We Learned from the Game of Thrones Women

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13. Stick to your convictions.

Cersei Lannister

Cersei has fought for her spot on the Iron Throne. In its way, her ascension is admirable. She honed in on her goal and achieved it against great odds. She didn’t let anything get in her way, whether it be her gender or the social expectations that impeded her because of said gender. In a world where women have to scrape for what they can get, Cersei clawed her way to the top.

She isn’t the first woman in Game of Thrones to work hard to get what she wanted, the show is full of them. She’s just one of the first to do so while trying to keep her family in power.

But she did that for her family. She worked hard and maintained who she was to get the throne and keep her family ruling. Even if that meant that Joffrey was on the throne. As long as her family was safe, that was all that mattered to her. She wanted to take over and sit on the throne for her children and to maintain the life she and her family had always known.

But for Cersei, the question remains, at what cost? Which brings us to our next point.