There is definitely no shortage of strong female characters in Game of Thrones. Leading the pack would be Daenerys Targaryan but not far behind is Arya Stark, the youngest daughter of the unfortunate Stark clan.
(*SPOILER ALERT*) At a very young age, she was separated from her family and was left to fend for her own. She was forced on a journey that entailed an impossible amount of courage and strength, yet she is still one of the few characters who have survived until the fifth season. But even when she was still with her family, she didn't let the stereotypical notion of womanhood get in her way.
At the time when being a lady meant sewing, wearing pretty dresses, and supporting the men in their lives, she made it clear that a woman wasn't and shouldn’t be defined by all of those things. She showed everyone, even at such a young age, that being a lady means being independent, tough, and smart as well. She wasn't scared to play with boys, get dirty, and defend herself and her family when necessary. She even learned how to fight with her trusty sword, which was a smart decision if I say so myself. Despite the tough and determined attitude, Arya’s character is still able to convey compassion. It's clear in every episode that even though she will do anything to survive, she still knows what's right from wrong.
Despite being a busy actress with big responsibilities on her shoulders, she doesn’t forget to be a fun teenager. She still loves going to parties, shopping, and making entertaining Vines. I think we also have to give her props for being confident and brave when it comes to her fashion choices considering people love to criticize anything young celebrities do nowadays.
- Victoria Urrutia
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