The last chapter… can’t believe it’s finally here (even if it is a great one).
Good job with the analysis and summary Brash!
I really liked this: Sansa has mastered the art of manipulation when it comes to Sweetrobin, knowing just what to say and how to say it, in order to get the boy to behave, yet she realises that Sweetrobin often takes liberties with her that he would not dare to with Petyr
. I think it’s a good thing that Sansa (if she is meant for a political fate) learns early on that she will always have someone who will try to oppose her and whom she would have to please. Sort of what happened to Cersei with the way some of the lords & ladies requested things of her in a way that they didn’t with Robert, like that exiled prince from the Summer Isles. I remember her complaining about him once. But this relates to Sansa cause it looks like the times when Cersei has to be all nice and patient with the sparrow High Septon. So maybe Sansa would’ve gotten on better with him..?
And I wonder who the 3 queens are… brash
mentioned dany, cersei and margaery, but where does that leave sansa? One of the producers mentioned that margaery was a sort of less damaged version of cersei, who knows pretty well how to put on the mask of being demure to fool those around her. and while it is true, in this chapter alayne seems close to be giving margaery run for her money.
But getting back to the chapter… this is my favorite in A Feast For Crows for many little details: we get to see Sansa quite matured, we sort of see some motherly and lady of the house traits here, with her thinking of spanking SR and with running the household of the Eyrie. We get to see she wants Sandor and has finally left, I think, the Loras Tyrell infatuation behind, and we get to see what will be her plotline for the next book- or at least how it will start. and the hint that she is still very much remebering she is a Stark, like when she is crossing that dangerous bridge thing with SR and she hears the wolves, & when she remembers Jon...
& I know that these things are not in the books, but I just wanted to mention it quickly. These last 2 episodes of the HBO show have hinted pretty well I think that there will be something between LF & Sansa in later seasons. That scene with Cat & LF, I guess it was done to show that since Cat rejected him yet again, now instead of going away and brooding about it, he will go and start planning the whole thing with Sansa instead of cat. In the books this happens way before, but I think that it was shown well the foundations for the whole LF/Sansa/Petyr/Alayne story… But I agree that I don’t expect to see Sansa marry harry the heir. I’ll like to read about how she flirts with him after the way she treated the hedge knights for more character development, but I don’t want her to marry him… though he can’t be worse than LF.
Really good comment about Timmet of the burned men, LL
!! I think it would be funny and nicely ironic if tyrion, tyring to pay back LF for all the wrongs the man did him, ends up producing the heir to the Vale, and the heir being no other than timmet. & Queen of Spades
, I think that the EB probably knows about Sandor’s feelings for Sansa- maybe he understands them even better than sandor did when he first arrived at the QI. But he probably didn’t tell brienne since it was a very private issue that sandor made him swear he would keep secret, or at least he does not see the point of telling her about it since he has already told her that the Hound
I agree with some of the previous comments that said Sansa is probably remembering the whole Sandor leaving her in KL with a little bitterness or resentment. She’s imagined the moment so many times by now, like Maroucia
said, that she seems to have forgotten that she was the one who didn’t want to go with him. but I don’t mind this so much cause if she really hated him for it then she wouldn’t think about him. but she does, so it is clear they still have many issued to discuss. I can’t wait for the moment when she confronts him about the kiss and when she admits she kept his cloak…
and even though it will definetly be dangerous, I can’t wait to see sansa rebelling against LF with possibly not wanting to marry harry or some other thing. & I can’t remember who wrote this, but
!! “This is why I think that if these two meet up again, I don't think they'll be easily parted. Sansa really has, unconsciously perhaps, placed him in the position of the "knight" and he has done the same on his end, while both of them couldn't be more busy being cynical about knightly values, songs etc…”
I am still left with some questions and many speculations about what will happen to Sansa in TWoW…One thing that bothers me is that, if the circumstances demand it, Sansa will escape with SR so she can save him from LF’s grasp? Even if mya and randa help, I still am not sure what will happen with alayne and robin arryn. I guess that if the boy is indeed LF’s son, & sansa finds out, she will try and escape since if Petyr is capable of killing off his true son, why not his “real” daughter if it was a choice between him and Sansa..? After all, as I think the clever Varys said, LF loves LF... and one quick thing: i think that bastards have always been important regarding sansa. the second thing she talks about after marrying joff when we are first introduced to her is her coment about her bastard brother. so it will be nice to seeif the bastard foreshadowing was the whole alayne stone story or her having children out of wedlock.
Overall, even though sansa does seem to have trained herself to be alayne for good now, I see it as her just biding her time for the day when she will manage to escape LF. She is sort of doing the same protective mechanism she learned to do back at KL with joff and the whole waiting for dontos to save her thing. the bad thing is we have to wait along with her for the next book to be published, and then we will finally get a clearer idea of the road her life is going to take from the hundreds of diffrent posibilites she has open for her yet
Edited by Caro99, 01 May 2012 - 10:16 PM.