3. Hodor’s Mental Disposition Could Be Explained by a Condition Called Expressive Aphasia
Though his vocabulary is extremely limited, Hodor is otherwise fairly mentally sound, demonstrating the ability to express emotions, carry out orders and comprehend situations just as well as any other simpleminded servant. So why is that he’s only able to utter single words to convey all of his feelings? Well, as some smart Game of Thrones fans have pointed out, Hodor could be suffering from a condition known as expressive aphasia, which is caused by damage to the part of the brain responsible for speech.
In 1861, a French neurologist named Paul Broca met a patient with symptoms nearly identical to Hodor’s. After his death, it was discovered that the 51-year-old patient, named “Tan” because that was the only word he could say, had sustained damage to the inferior frontal gyrus region of his brain which was determined to be the cause of the condition.
Expressive aphasia can be caused by a number of factors including stroke, malnutrition and head trauma. Given Hodor’s size, it’s probably safe to assume he was getting enough to eat, but he does have a noticeable scar on the side of his head which would seem to indicate some sort of head trauma he sustained in the past that could have brought on the condition.
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2. The Crazy Seasonal Patterns Could Be Caused by Winds, Oceans and Currents
Prevailing winds and ocean currents can have a large impact of a planet’s climate. Currents like El Niño and La Niña are subject to cyclical variation and can alter regional climates over the course of several years. And Canada’s warm Chinook winds are quite hard to predict but nonetheless have quite a significant effect on the weather experienced in the Prairies.
Although we don’t have quite as detailed a description of the planet in Game of Thrones as we do of Earth, after some science geeks examined a few features such as the locations of the icy poles and warm deserts, they determined that Westeros could be part of a world that’s roughly 10 percent wider than the Earth. So it’s within reason to assume that this fictional world could contain taller mountains, stronger prevailing winds, larger oceans, and more powerful currents—all of which could contribute to the intense and unpredictable weather patterns seen in the series.
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