Envie, on 18 April 2012 - 06:13 PM, said:
Also, back on the topic of the sons. Remember the wives urge Sam (in the later visit) to take Gilly and her newborn away because now that Craster is dead, the 'sons' will be coming soon... so I'm thinking these 'sons' are not babies or little boys, but grown men. Now whatever kind of 'men' that may be is debatable. Wights? How did they get that way if they were babies when Craster set them out for sacrifice?
So many mysteries!
Yes, and we don't know if the comment literally means Craster's sons, or if that is just the name they gave the creatures, whether they were wights or Others. Perhaps the wives have no idea what happens to the babes after Craster takes them, other than they never return. Gilly also referred to the babes as sacrifices to the cold gods, but does anyone really believe they are gods?
Regardless of whether the TV version was an Other, which is what it looked like to me at first glance, or a wight, that has minimal insight into what Craster's sons were in the books. The scene was completely made up. There have been several things in the show that completely contradict known facts in the books, so I don't look at the show really giving us more real insight there.
I have considered the possibility that perhaps the babies are used to make new "others" though, which to me would make the most sense if they were literally supposed to be Craster's sons. Either that or we will see a small army of undead babies attack the wall some time in the future, as I find it hard to imagine wights growing up from babies to adults.
Edited by Tadco26, 19 April 2012 - 11:20 AM.