Here at the Everyday Knight we strive to include the Chivalric Virtues in our everyday lives. The hugely popular Game of Thrones series, originally penned by George RR Martin, has given us some modern examples of chivalry, both good and bad. We decided it might be worth discussing them in the context of our definition of the virtues, and comparing and contrasting some of our favorite characters.
Fortitude, in many ways, combines aspects of other virtues so as to create a new and worthwhile virtue. It includes discipline, courage and perseverance over time. Fortitude is an amalgam that allows us to make ourselves better through training, and to succeed by continuing in the face of adversity.
Franchise is defined differently by different people. It has elements of appearance, the exercise of right and privilege, it can even be likened to the act of ‘being.’ We explore a variety of views and discuss our personal observations of this singular virtue.