Edited by Gogossos, 26 May 2012 - 02:11 PM.
[book spoilers] ARYA. discuss.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:23 PM
I think their actions would be similar to young Arya's (excluding of course traveling abroad to train as an assassin), but given she's so young and a female in a mideival setting (and wanted by noble houses to exploit her claim as they have done to Sansa) her choices are few.
Edited by Bee Diddie, 26 May 2012 - 02:24 PM.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:03 PM
Now certainly it could be inthere to demonstrate her continuing detachment witih her identiy as Arya and her continued growth as a cold blooded killer, but her lack of remorse or nightmares on the incident paints her as a sociopath.
she has been traumitized? yes so was joffrey being raised by cersei, that does not make Arya any less responsible for her actions as Joffrey
and I wold not want to stand in the way of a murderous 11 year old gettting what they want
and as an aside, do you get that same feeling of ruthlessness from Show Arya? I dont
Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:43 PM
Killing the guard was a necessity of escape.
I don't particularly get a sense of ruthlessness from book Arya.
Edited by Bee Diddie, 26 May 2012 - 03:43 PM.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:12 PM
IMO it's because she is a Stark. Death is the penalty for desertion from the Nights Watch and Starks have carried out that penalty for 6000 years.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:56 AM
He deserted from the Night's Watch. Even in this world deserting from a military order can get you killed. In the West it mostly now gets you imprisoned for a long time, but that's pretty recent.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:43 AM
I am re-reading the books now, and her inner narrative doesn't describe someone without remorse, in my humble opinion. In aSoS she misses Hot Pie, even though she admits he was weak and thoroughly useless, she doesn't want to tell the things she's done to someone who she associates with her father because she can't bare for the late Lord Eddard to know. Even later in aDwD I never got the sense she was a cold killer, only that she wants the learn the skills she needs to exact vengeance from the people responsible for destroying the life she knew.
She's cold blooded in that she doesnt hesitate to kill when its necessary.
Very good points though by yourself and someone else regarding her sense of remorse.