Like just about every hit show or lasting story (save Dickens; save "Les Miserables"), Game of Thrones" is firmly fixated on the would-be rulers, the highborn
, the key players and the messiah figures.
His physique does not permit him to commit to the values of the society into which he is born because as a dwarf he cannot become a knight--which is the highest achievement a highborn
male like his older brother, Ser Jaime, who is an exemplar of the feudal warrior codes, can achieve.
The public display of pudicitia was an important part of a highborn
Roman woman's identity and since a woman's pudicitia reflected well on her father and/or husband (Flower 2004, 139), it was a way for her to bring honor to her family.
In fact, courtly society also stands for a system of virtues brought into alignment with Christianity, a system that, under the influence of highborn
women at the court, serves as a corrective to violence.
JFK himself, despite his war heroism and inspiring call to service, embodied the trend by marrying the highborn
, fashionable Jacqueline Bouvier and surrounding himself with celebrities.
These two use the sexual seduction of others as an aphrodisiac, and as the Marquise de Merteuil lets it be known, sexual power is the only power available to women of the period, no matter how highborn
Be that as it may, six days later and now elegantly dressed in the baron's luxurious garments and wig--and after a pleasant and mostly uneventful journey with many leisurely stops at hospitable inns and public houses where he found ample opportunity to perfect a highborn
German accent complete with languid hand movements, slightly arched brow and petulant disdaining lips, he finally arrived at the bustling North Sea seaport town where a retired custom house inspector seated at his table in the inn the night before had told him he would be most likely to find a buyer for his carriage and team, as well as passage aboard a ship willing to run the blockade--
But first he taunts the prisoners with the prospect of their poetrywriting future king and also his highborn
prisoner, jeering him for his clear unfitness for the crown.
The dead, however, had their own way of speaking, loudly announcing their existence in the briefs of case proceedings, where in some cases they stood on par with highborn
Even the impecunious highborn
spinster Hepzibah Pyncheon in The House of the Seven Gables enters the marketplace in her twilight years and defies the masculinist oppression of her evil cousin, the Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon.
, free status but perpetuates the lie that she is a Thessalian
Therein he praises God for having appointed Mary "to set free / his Churche owte of bondage," before going on to celebrate his queen for having brought to an end the "moste odyous Schysmys / this Royalme dyd late perturbe," those that had infected lowborn and highborn
alike--"aswell of Nobles / as the rustycall Scrubbe"--for "aboue [...] twentye yearys full." However Forrest's praise also gives way to complaint, the poet observing that there were some in recent years who had defied and disobeyed the new order and their divinely appointed queen:
A thoroughly enjoyable adventure set in ancient Egypt, the novel charts the continued progress of Hylas, a slave boy, and Pirra, highborn
daughter of a Priestess, as they search for the dagger of Koronos, to keep it from the murderous hands of their enemy Telamon.
too, for she is the Pantler's grandchild."
Instead of being based on the principle of arkhe, which lets the firstborn and the highborn
rule, the democratic entitlement is based on the anarchic principle of the drawing of lots.