Passing the Sentence: Public Execution as a Motif on Game of Thrones

“Violence, specifically, public execution, is quite possibly the most interesting concept in the series. Some of the show’s most critical moments come from execution. The lawful (and sometimes unlawful) termination of certain characters is a vein that runs through the series, and unites characters hundreds miles away. This is notion became particularly relevant, as Season 5 hardly had a shortage of such executions.”