Originally posted on FemHype:
you broke the ocean in
half to be here.
only to meet nothing that wants you.
“Immigrant” by Nayyirah Waheed
Dragon Age 2 is the story of immigration. It’s dressed up in the high fantasy that defines the series, but it portrays the struggles of forced migration, acculturation, and xenophobia closely and honestly. In fact, the strengths and weaknesses of the game’s design are far more harmonious when viewed through this lens. The themes of fate and choice, of defining your place in the world of Kirkwall, are the heart of the plot and an immigrant’s journey. In much the same way, you could view the limitations in scope and content as a reflection of the harsh realities of forging a new life from precious few resources.
From the first moments of the game, Hawke is characterized by their migrant status. We’re given precious little information about their life before…
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