I must admit that personally I want Jon to die, not because I don't like him. Personally I really like him and his character, it's just that all of the resurrections in the series make me doubt the finality of death. If we take for instance Ser Gregor's death, he was then almost immediately resurrected by Qyburn, I don't like the easy resurrections as someone coming from a non-fantasy reading background. However I understand that George is damned if he does resurrect people earlier and damned if he doesn't. If he doesn't bring back Beric and Uncat then Jon's resurrection is a Deus Ex Machina, and if he does bring them back then I call him out for making me doubt the finality of death. As a narrative tool, I want Jon Snow to die or for Stannis to have to die to bring Jon Snow back.
What's your opinion on this guys? Do you think that he has to die, can Melisandre bring him back and if so, will she need a 'King's Blood to do so?' (This takes for granted that Jon definitely dies at the end of ADwD)
Edited for clarity and a small change of direction.
Edited by Aneurin Frey, 11 April 2012 - 08:21 PM.