Jorah Mormont, the Antagonist

I wonder if Jorah Mormont could defeat Sandor Clegane?

Benjamin Walker Colt

Who isn’t a fan of George R. R. Martin’s books? What? There are people who don’t like the vast array of characters, complicated plot lines, and general misfortune that befalls every character? I don’t believe it. I’m a huge fan of the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Some time ago, I wrote an article on the power of the antagonist. Jorah Mormont is an exiled knight of Westeros who is in love with Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons, rightful heir to the Iron Throne and all that. Jorah began his association by spying on her, but soon switched his allegiance and became sworn to her by duty and love. Of course, he pays a price for his duplicity when she finds out.

Yet, none of that is what makes Jorah Mormont the perfect antagonist (from a writer’s standpoint). Jorah is constantly at odds with his queen. He doesn’t…

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