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The prophecies in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series are unclear and often appear to have multiple possible fulfillments, or none at all. In addition, some of these prophesied events occur before they are introduced, which further contributes to the lack of clarity in interpreting them. My thesis will discuss the methods by which Martin offers readers clues to a prophecy’s fulfillment and argue that Martin’s use of these imprecise prophecies challenges high fantasy tropes about prophecies.
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Loar, Patrice A., "“On the Cusp of Half-Remembered Prophecies”: Interpreting Prophecy in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire" (2016). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2225.