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  1. Yes, that's for me the important point because "realism" in litterature is a part of the illusion : in that way male characters aren't more realistics than female but they all are built to be narratively coherent and believable as humans. Sometime, the narrative purpose contradicts the character and that where is the limit to realism. Or perhaps it is a way to reveal inner contradictions of human's heart ^^ Someone mentioned Asha's rape by Qarl the Maid in ADWD and sure, her pleasure is totally unrealistic and sends a false message to young people who have no sexual life's experience. But in a litterar point of view, the scene replays the short scene between LF and Sansa at the Eyrie with the snow Winterfell, and that tells us about LF as a true raper for Sansa (no matter if he only kisses her, the intention is an appropriation) and about Sansa's ambivalence : she's at this moment like a slave who tries to find a psychologic way to suffer his slavery with the less damages as possible, because he/she doesn't feel strong enough to gain his/her own liberty, which seems more dangerous. Sansa is in this situation far more realistic than Asha ^^
  2. Perhaps your link stays here : "bastard blood" is "black blood" and Snow is a name for winter's bastards.
  3. Effectively I didn't think to her first time because Daenerys gives her consent and Drogo doesn't force it. But after, the text is explicit : there is no consent from Dany, Drogo takes his pleasure and wounds her without taking care, that's rape, I don't know how to name it with another word. It's linked to her feeling of lowness, yes, but that is litterature^^
  4. First, I would say that I consider humans as... humans, before as male and female (I don't think male are coming from Mars, nor female from Venus ^^). GRRM explores first their human hearts, with their feelings, their desires, fears, dreams and nightmares, and so on, so the feminine characters are for me very realistic and some of the most interesting characters I ever read because they exist by themselves and not like sidekicks or love interest for men. They just are anti-disney princess (even Sansa). I had only a problem with Dany's daily rape by khal Drogo and the fact that she fell in love with him : her dragon's dream explains how she can stop to be a victim and how she can pass from death to life, but I confess that I needed to consider the symbolism and mysticism to accept what seems to me an unrealistic love : in the real world, choosing life is not chosing to love the torturer. But in that way, Daenerys is far far far stronger than her Drogo and that's the point that made me rethinking some of my views (=women aren't condamned to eternal victimization)
  5. I think I have another promise, from Brienne : I think she gave up her life during her fight against Biter : She gave up her honor when she accepted to trapp Jaime and bring him to LSH with a lie. We know her dreams during her near-death experience : dreams of love and marriage. I think this part will also be kept (mayhaps will she gain instead great renom as knightess ^^) In constrast, she swore she would kill Stannis to avvenge Renly, but I have the feeling this promise is lost (perhaps, this promise is also a part of her dreams; or it represents her honor and Jaime's trap is the renouncement to her dreams)
  6. For precision, the moon-faced Sam occurs only in a special context = when his character is "described" as a woman and Jon's partner, the "miss piggy". The chapter of his first arrival (Jon IV AGOT) is very explicit about the symbolism; there is also the chapter of Jon's desertion where Sam appears like a she-bear sister (the moon face symbolizes here the feminine part). After the killing of the Other, he is the "Slayer" and no more Piggy, he is no more described as moon-faced. Also "moon-faced" comes from Jon's point of view, so I tend to think that the "moon" is essentially reliated to him - the "bastard prince" - and tells us more about Jon than about Sam ^^ For the feast, I don't know what to think : it's the only feast's dream with a happy feeling (all the others are horrific) and all the brothers aren't yet dead : it is a mix of both, living and dead. So it could foreshadow their death including Sam's; or Sam honoring (he presides the feast) the memories of his dead brothers whom soul rest in peace (in contrast with the angry and suffering ghosts in Winterfell); or something else ?
  7. And also the same door she used to enter : with fake Pree : when she escapes : Another point for the false Pree trying to save Dany is Drogon's reaction : he shows absolutely no defiance, nor fear, nor agressivity with him. The opposite of his others reactions inside the HOTU
  8. Thanks ! also for remind me the crow/crone stuff. In Sansa's chapter, Sansa and Lysa are playing both exactly the same character but their age is different : Sansa is the maiden, and Lysa was the Maiden before she became Mother and Crone. Like the broken Alyssa Arryn half buried under the snow, Sansa rises a snow castle as a grave and becomes the new queen Alyssa (she finishes covered with crusty snow and cold); Lysa lives for years in this cold castle and became a dry weirwood, whom tears are poisoning instead of fertilizing (another "stone heart" ?). I'm not sure if Lysa has 3 eyes nor if this is important, but the symbol of the Maiden slowly but surely poisoned/contamined by the crow seems for me prevalent, with (in this particular case) Littlefinger playing the crow. (I just have in mind the disney movie Snow white, with the evil queen and her raven)
  9. Bran's coma dream in AGOT : And now Sansa and Lysa (with red face like a weirwood and claws like a bird) in front of the moon door : Now bonus : Sansa and Dontos escaping from the Red Keep + Sam the crow unchained by snow and ice and fear (like the winged wolf unchained at Winterfell) escaping from the Fist :
  10. long time ago, I used to read the scene at the Whispers like a kind of "replay" of Harrenhal's tourney (with Dick Crabb playing Howland Reed's part) and the 2 dragons symbolising Rhaegar and Aerys, as if Brienne was trailing Lyanna instead Sansa or Arya (that's not the only way to read the scene). But I didn't read Brienne's chapters for a while, and maybe, I would change a part of the perspective now. For exemple, when you write : that implies that Shagwell is an avatar for Rhaegar (he is a kind of singer, has a weapon with 3 heads, like "3 heads of the dragon"), and finally, could Brienne also replay Ned at the Tower of Joy ? Could Shagwell also play Arthur Dayne's part (= his weapon is a morningstar, after all)
  11. OMG, you just make me think to Abel/Mance's six whores (who are acting like heroes) and the six Others of the first prologue
  12. I think you can add - for Whitetree - this quote from Jon II ACOK : And also these, from Sansa VI ASOS, concerning Baelish's keep : Sansa ran away from Tywin's power to fall in the hands of another "patriarch" aka LF For me, the paralellisms are more about the abusive power of a patriarcal figure, which conducts to devorate own children (like did Chronos, Zeus's father, ordinary associated to a ram), than to establish a common bloodline between Casterly and Craster.
  13. (but so funny if at the end, stark's bloodline is revealed as originally bastard ^^) To answer to the question, I'm not convinced with the pertinence of chromosomic considerations. We are speaking of a litterar world with inner coherence, and in the world of ASOIAF blood is strongly reliated to what we call "magic" : dragon's blood, wolf's blood, lion's blood, raven's blood, bear's blood, and so on... Skinchangers, with time, are taking appearance of their beast-companion. Targaryen can give birth to babies with leather wings and scales. The curious think about the Stark is that no one is "wolfic". The typical physical trait is horse-like, or bear-like.
  14. great !! I was here for another, from Tyrion X, ASOS : "Pale faces" are for weirwood's faces and greenseers (especially Bloodraven). Tyrion don't see that he just can't win his godly trial this time ^^. We have also one "poisoned" weirwood : the weirwood of Raventree. Next chapter, when he escapes and before he kills his father (Tyrion XI ASOS): Varys as Tyrion's bad god/whisperer (like the Drowned God for Aeron the "forsaken"), who will permit to Tyrion to murder Shae and Tywin. But could it also be a foreshadowing for Varys' death ? Or is it a clue for the particular relationship between greenseer and poison (including words as poison) ?
  15. good catch ! I didn't remember it ! @OberynBlackfyre just to precise : I think Mirri's shadows are what she announced before she called them : "spirits" of dead people (for long time). Perhaps the life of these people inspired visions/legends/prophecies/religions/aso... So the shadows aren't Jon+Ygritte (or other living people), but I mean that Jon + Ygritte could illustrate this sentence : But the boy Bran (remind me "kill the boy and let the man be born") escapes when baby Rhaego dies. There are other occurrences when the greenseer boy Bran escape from death (and others boys are dying) : threwn by Jaime to save his and Cersei's mortal secret (but joffrey dies); condemned by Theon who kills miller's boys instead; Bran should have die 2 other time by a dagger, but miraculously doesnt (Catelyn III AGOT and Bran VI AGOT) So, there is something with boy's sacrifice, reliated to shadows (and obviously Others who are defined as shadows). Same theme with R'hllor, with a supplement, the notion of "royal blood" = what is exactly the royal blood ? For me, Mel has only a partial interpretation for that.