Was Jon Snow and Daenerys' new romance cute or disturbing? | The Tylt
Was Jon Snow and Daenerys' new romance cute or disturbing?
If you are a fan of "GoT" then you know incest was a reoccurring theme throughout the series. So, relations between an aunt and nephew wasn't that big of a deal. According to Newsweek, it is just a show, so there is no need to get in a tizzy about it. And relations between relatives has been a thing for ages.
In the fictional GoT, as in the ancient historical periods that may have influenced it, incest is part of the fabric of life. We have been conditioned to accept incest since the very first episode, when Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) were caught having sex. Dany herself is also the product of incest, as her parents were brother and sister. Historic examples of incest in royal courts include the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty; siblings often married each other to keep the royal bloodline “pure.”
But despite some folks level of understanding, others are disgusted and think the incest in the show became too much. Dany and Jon's relationship was one of the purest forms of love on the show but the fact that they were related ruined it. According to Elle, a good thing is ruined:
You know, the one scene in which, after her beloved dragon dies, Dany comes to visit Jon while he recuperates from being dunked in a huge ice bath by wights? You know, the one where they make eyes at each other like the other person is the sun and they each want to burn their respective eyeballs right out of their heads?
Well, it's SO GROSS. Not just because we're forever #TeamYgritte, but several hints and clues and fan theories have indicated that these two characters are actually related—Jon's father is probably Dany's brother, making them aunt and nephew.