‘The watchers on the wall’ and the horrors they see

June 9, 2014 3:10 AM

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Every week, I will be reviewing the latest episode of “Game of Thrones,” informed by my reading of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels. My colleague David Malitz, who is new to the story, will be recapping the show on The Post’s Style Blog. This post discusses the events of “The Watchers on the Wall” and the events of Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” in some detail.

“Game of Thrones” spends a great deal of time showing us how the harsh conditions of Westeros and Essos age people before their time. Childhood does not protect girls from being sexually abused, or boys from being castrated as part of the process that turns them into slaves. Adulthood, and the respo...

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