World-track millions of people in these weeks, the last season of “Game of Thrones”, one of the most successful series of all time. In Switzerland, the current consequences are for the time being, only on Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) or on Sky.

According to the books “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin, the series presents an epic, antique feel and at the same time, medieval world. Powerful family clans battle for supremacy over the seven kingdoms of “game of thrones”. Kings stand in opposition to a Monarch, knight against rebels, traitors against demonic powers.

nature and man

I’m a Fan of the series and one of the final season have feverishly. To me the cloth looks sometimes like a Vision of the middle ages without Christianity, that is: without Faith in a loving, for the people devoted to God. What in this world prevails, then alone the powers of man and nature, enriched with magical powers and mythical creatures in the Fantasy style. The characters, the dialogues and the style to move at such a high level that one thinks at times, Shakespeare had moved his king of dramas according to the “Westeros”.

dragon’s fire against Todeseis

it is also Interesting that almost all the characters of a higher order of creation emanate. You don’t want to violate the act in what they perceive as coincidence or fate – like, for example, Daenerys Targaryen, a woman who is in the course of the plot to the mother of three fire-breathing dragons, and with them into battle moves. On the other side of the so-called Night’s King converts through the ice, leader of a army of the undead, and is spreading inexorably. In the final season it comes to the final battle between the forces of nature, between dragon fire and Todeseis. And finally, the nature of likely forces, it also suggests the title of the books, hope to make a new order, a redemption from the long, bloody power poker of the family clans.

Perhaps the series is so successful, because always the hope of a major natural order, which counteracts the pull of the human power hunger. And of course, the hope of love and redemption in the face of the growing death powers. Universal, timeless hopes. Even in the digital age series junkies.

Giuseppe Gracia (51) is a writer and media relations officer of the diocese of Chur. He is married and the father of two children. In his VIEW column, which appears every second Monday, expressed he is personal views.