Mithras Posted May 15, 2014 Share Posted May 15, 2014 This theory does not belong to me completely. Some people including Fire Eater had posted this possible rape attempt before but a thread covering the full theory was missing. I edited the OP to include new evidences/comments a couple of times. Before we start, there is an important point that must be addressed. Many people seem to think that the vision of the GoHH about “slaying the savage giant” was fulfilled when Sansa ripped the doll’s head off over the snowy castle. My first objection to this line of thought is that the savaging of that doll has no relevance to the rest of the story and we cannot talk about any consequence of that event. So, how could the GoHH see such an unimportant event along with very important ones like the deaths of kings? Since it does not make sense, the savaging of the doll cannot be the fulfillment of that vision. Second, as we will see in Castle Built of Snow section, the snowy Winterfell scene and the savaging of the doll scene have their own built in foreshadowing. Instead of taking a double layered foreshadowing (i.e. the GoHH foreshadowed the snowy Winterfell scene and the snowy Winterfell scene foreshadowed whatever the actual event is) which is absurd, we have to deduce that both the GoHH’s vision and the foreshadowing in snowy Winterfell have to point the same actual event: Littlefinger will try to rape Sansa and she will slay him when he does that. The GHH’s Vision I dreamt of a maid at a feast with purple serpents in her hair, venom dripping from their fangs. And later I dreamt that maid again, slaying a savage giant in a castle built of snow. “What are you doing?”Petyr straightened his cloak. “Kissing a snow maid.” Considering the Purple Wedding and Littlefinger’s words above, Sansa is the maid in the GoHH’s vision without any doubt. In order to see that LF is the savage giant in the vision, we need to remember a few quotes. In legend, Brandon the Builder had used giants to help raise Winterfell. “The glass was locked in frames, no? Twigs are your answer. Peel them and cross them and use bark to tie them together into frames. I’ll show you.” He moved through the garden, gathering up twigs and sticks and shaking the snow from them. When he had enough, he stepped over both walls with a single long stride and squatted on his heels in the middle of the yard. Sansa came closer to watch what he was doing. His hands were deft and sure, and before long he had a crisscrossing latticework of twigs, very like the one that roofed the glass gardens of Winterfell. He [The Titan of Braavos] could step right over the walls of Winterfell. The device painted on the shield was one Sansa did not know; a grey stone head with fiery eyes, upon a light green field. “My grandfather’s shield,” Petyr explained when he saw her gazing at it. “His own father was born in Braavos and came to the Vale as a sellsword in the hire of Lord Corbray, so my grandfather took the head of the Titan as his sigil when he was knighted.” Brandon the Builder used giants to help raise Winterfell. Littlefinger, whose family sigil is the grey stone head of the Titan, helped Sansa raise Winterfell from snow. Arya thought that the Titan of Braavos could easily step over the Walls of Winterfell and Littlefinger literally stepped over the walls of the Winterfell they were building from snow. Littlefinger is a savage man considering how he murdered Lysa and how he took his revenge from the Starks. Therefore, Littlefinger is the savage giant in the GoHH’s vision. Castle Built of Snow “You know why they call her Gatehouse Ami? She raises her portcullis for every knight who happens by.” He [Tyrion] hopped down from the dais and grabbed Sansa roughly. “Come, wife, time to smash your portcullis. I want to play come-into-the-castle.” “Winterfell is the seat of House Stark,” Sansa told her husband-to-be. “The great castle of the north.”“It’s not so great.” The boy knelt before the gatehouse. “Look, here comes a giant to knock it down.” He stood his doll in the snow and moved it jerkily. “Tromp tromp I’m a giant, I’m a giant,” he chanted. “Ho ho ho, open your gates or I’ll mash them and smash them.” Swinging the doll by the legs, he knocked the top off one gatehouse tower and then the other.It was more than Sansa could stand. “Robert, stop that.” Instead he swung the doll again, and a foot of wall exploded. She grabbed for his hand but she caught the doll instead. There was a loud ripping sound as the thin cloth tore. Suddenly she had the doll’s head, Robert had the legs and body, and the rag-and-sawdust stuffing was spilling in the snow.Lord Robert’s mouth trembled. “You killlllllllled him,” he wailed. The erotic metaphor about the gatehouse, the portcullis and come-into-the-castle is self-evident. In addition to the giant who aims for the gatehouse of Sansa’s castle built of snow, LF (the savage giant) also literally says that he wants to play come-into-the-castle. “That will give it strength enough to stand, I’d think,” Petyr said. “May I come into your castle, my lady?”Sansa was wary. “Don’t break it. Be . . .”“. . . gentle?” He smiled. “Winterfell has withstood fiercer enemies than me. It is Winterfell, is it not?” This “Winterfell” is not actually the castle Winterfell. These are the fiercer enemies “Winterfell” has withstood: · The rioters in King’s Landing: They were going to gang rape and kill Sansa if not for the Hound.· Joffrey: At Sansa’s wedding to Tyrion, Joffrey squeezed her breast and threatened to rape her on a regular basis.· Tyrion: Sansa’s “bedding” with Tyrion can be counted as a rape attempt.· Marillion: He was about to rape her had Lothor Brune not intervened.· Littlefinger: His harassments keep increasing over the time. With this perspective, “the little giant doll” attacking “the gatehouse of Sansa’s castle” symbolizes a rape attempt by LF; but the savaging of the little giant means that Sansa will slay the giant. Both the GoHH’s vision and the foreshadowing in the snowy Winterfell scene can be interpreted to yield this ending perfectly. Castle Carved from Rock That was when the golden-haired rogue called Lann the Clever appeared from out of the east. Some say he was an Andal adventurer from across the narrow sea, though this was millennia before the coming of the Andals to Westeros. Regardless of his origins, the tales agree that somehow Lann the Clever winkled the Casterlys out of their Rock and took it for his own. The precise method by which he accomplished this remains a matter of conjecture. In the most common version of the tale, Lann discovered a secret way inside the Rock, a cleft so narrow that he had to strip off his clothes and coat himself with butter in order to squeeze through. Once inside, however, he began to work his mischief, whispering threats in the ears of sleeping Casterlys, howling from the darkness like a demon, stealing treasures from one brother to plant in the bedchamber of another, rigging sundry snares and deadfalls. By such methods he set the Casterlys at odds with one another and convinced them that the Rock was haunted by some fell creature that would never let them live in peace. Other tellers prefer other versions of the tale. In one, Lann uses the cleft to fill the Rock with mice, rats, and other vermin, thereby driving out the Casterlys. In another, he smuggles a pride of lions inside, and Lord Casterly and his sons are all devoured, after which Lann claims his lordship’s wife and daughters for himself. The bawdiest of the stories has Lann stealing in night after night to have his way with the Casterly maidens whilst they sleep. In nine months time, these maids all give birth to golden-haired children whilst still insisting they had never had carnal knowledge of a man. The last tale, ribald as it is, has certain intriguing aspects that might hint at the truth of what occurred. It is Archmaester Perestan’s belief that Lann was a retainer of some sort in service to Lord Casterly (perhaps a household guard), who impregnated his lordship’s daughter (or daughters, though that seems less likely), and persuaded her father to give him the girl’s hand in marriage. If indeed this was what occurred, assuming (as we must) that Lord Casterly had no trueborn sons, then in the natural course of events the Rock would have passed to the daughter, and hence to Lann, upon the father’s death. A clever man coming from the east, stripping his clothes off in order to “penetrate” into the “Casterly Rock” through a “narrow cleft” by using some “lubricant”. This is another example solidifying George’s metaphor about castles/maids. Yandel goes further and also explains the nugget of truth in this tale. The truth is that the Casterlys went extinct in the male line and Lann impregnated the last female Casterly. Lann “won the prize” (which were exactly Tywin’s words to Tyrion about bedding Sansa) by “penetrating” into the “Casterly Rock” through a “narrow cleft”. All the different versions of how Lann came to owning the Casterly Rock are essentially the same. Through that narrow cleft, Lann was said to fill the Rock with vermin. No doubt, he was very lowborn with respect to the Casterlys which is why his progeny was considered “vermin” by the haughty nobility of old and that was the nugget of truth in this version. In the other version, Lann smuggled a pride of lions inside through that narrow cleft. This version is less racist with respect to the previous one. Lann's progeny was likened to a pride of lions this time, not vermin. And the bawdiest version is the less subtle one and requires less interpretation. Therefore, Littlefinger is actually aiming what Lann the Clever accomplished before. Taking Lann the Clever as an inspiration to Littlefinger, we can see some striking parallels between them and even guess the true endgame of Littlefinger. Lann the Clever;1. was a clever man,2. was a household guard/sellsword/man-at-arms/,3. came from the east,4. had different origins (Andal) than the locals (First Men),5. was scorned by the nobility due to his low birth,6. bedded the last female Casterly,7. his descendants inherited the Casterly Rock,8. there are no Casterlys to be found in the Casterly Rock, Littlefinger;1. is a clever man,2. is descended from a man who came from the east,3. is descended from a man who was a sellsword,4. has different origins (Braavosi) than the locals (Westerosi),5. is scorned by the nobility due to his low birth,6. wants to bed the last female Stark,7. wants to have his descendants inherit the Vale of Arryn, Winterfell, Riverrun, Harrenhal etc.8. there will be no Arryns to be found in the Vale, The bolded points are derived from Lann the Clever parallel and they are what Littlefinger actually plans, not necessarily what will happen. In fact, I don’t think he will succeed in any of the three. Let Me Warm You “Sweet Alayne. I am Marillion. I saw you come in from the rain. The night is chill and wet. Let me warm you.” “I wish you could see yourself, my lady. You are so beautiful. You’re crusted over with snow like some little bear cub, but your face is flushed and you can scarcely breathe. How long have you been out here? You must be very cold. Let me warm you, Sansa. Take off those gloves, give me your hands.”“I won’t.” He sounded almost like Marillion, the night he’d gotten so drunk at the wedding. Only this time Lothor Brune would not appear to save her; Ser Lothor was Petyr’s man. “You shouldn’t kiss me. I might have been your own daughter . . .”“Might have been,” he admitted, with a rueful smile. “But you’re not, are you? You are Eddard Stark’s daughter, and Cat’s. But I think you might be even more beautiful than your mother was, when she was your age.”“Petyr, please.” Her voice sounded so weak. “Please . . .” After forcefully kissing Sansa, LF used the same phrase with a rapist who had almost succeeded. “Though I do wish he had a better name than Littlefinger. How little is it, do you know?”“His finger?” She blushed again. “I don’t... I never...” “Littlefinger’s little finger has been busy,” When the Lannisters wed her to Tyrion against her will, Ser Garlan the Gallant gave her comfort, not Littlefinger. Littlefinger never lifted so much as his little finger for her. GRRM likes his word plays. In the end, Littlefinger will lift his “little finger” for Sansa. A Gust of Wind The sudden gusts of cold winds sometimes represent a grave danger of which a character remains ignorant. This is especially true if the wind stirs the cloak of that person. Royce paused a moment, staring off into the distance, his face reflective. A cold wind whispered through the trees. His great sable cloak stirred behind like something half-alive.“There’s something wrong here,” Gared muttered. Royce was ignorant of the grave danger which Gared and Will had sensed. “Perhaps we can fly. All of us. How will we ever know unless we leap from some tall tower?” The wind came gusting through the window and stirred his sable cloak. Euron decided to raid and plunder the Reach. Jumping from some tall tower can be interpreted as attacking the seat of Hightowers where we have the tallest tower in the Realm. He will die at Oldtown, the seat of House Hightower. “I beg you in the name of the Mother,” Catelyn began when a sudden gust of wind flung open the door of the tent. The shadow assassin that slew Renly came with a sudden gust of wind. And this one is from Fire Eater: A cold gust of wind blew up her [sansa's] legsI think Sansa will kill LF when he tries to get between her legs. YES BUT WHY? Why would the ever-calculating, cunning LF ruin everything with a rape attempt to Sansa? Because LF is not the overrated, invincible schemer as much as the fans think. His success so far was not based on his own abilities only; his luck and the allowance of Varys were crucial too. And he does not control everything happening around the world. No person can be the master of chaos. More importantly, Sansa is his weakness and will cause his downfall, just like Shae was Tyrion’s weakness. The Snowy Winterfell scene was a case where he lost his control. Littlefinger’s breath was said to smell mint several times. There was always mint growing in the godswood, and Petyr had liked to chew it. “Your mother was my queen of beauty once,” the man said quietly. His breath smelled of mint. Sansa tried to step back, but he pulled her into his arms and suddenly he was kissing her. Feebly, she tried to squirm, but only succeeded in pressing herself more tightly against him. His mouth was on hers, swallowing her words. He tasted of mint. At the final chapter of Alayne, LF’s gropings really got very disturbing. “I did not expect you back so soon,” she said. “I am glad you’ve come.”“I would never have known it from the kiss you gave me.” He pulled her closer, caught her face between his hands, and kissed her on the lips for a long time. “Now that’s the sort of kiss that says welcome home. See that you do better next time.” Petyr Baelish took her by the hand and drew her down onto his lap. “I have made a marriage contract for you.” Petyr put a finger to her lips to silence her. “Three,” Petyr allowed. She could smell the wine on his breath, the cloves and nutmeg. Petyr took her hand in his own and brushed his finger lightly down the inside of her palm. He turned her hand over and lightly kissed her wrist. “So those are your gifts from me, my sweet Sansa... Harry, the Eyrie, and Winterfell. That’s worth another kiss now, don’t you think?” The change from mint to wine is noteworthy. Wine makes people do silly things. Ask Viserys. He was completely out of control and almost ruined years of planning by a silly act. “A vain young man, and greedy. Viserys lusted for his father’s throne, but he lusted for Daenerys too, and was loath to give her up. The night before the princess wed he tried to steal into her bed, insisting that if he could not have her hand, he would claim her maidenhead. Had I not taken the precaution of posting guards upon her door, Viserys might have undone years of planning.” I think LF will drink a lot of wine and undo years of planning with a silly act. Catfight Arya was associated with Cat in AFfC. She was the Cat of the Canals. Remember how she saved Sam’s life from two bravos. “Little cats who howl too loud get drowned in the canals,” warned the fair-haired bravo.“Not if they have claws.” And suddenly there was a knife in the girl’s left hand, a blade as skinny as she was. The bravos feared the claws of Cat, which is called a finger knife. LF’s great-grand father was a Braavosi sellsword (not so different than a bravo). Wouldn’t it be nice if another Cat (Sansa) cut off Littlefinger’s “little finger” with her claws (something similar to Arya’s finger knife)? In fact, Cat of the Canals is sworn to kill the bravo who killed his father. “My father was the oarmaster on Nymeria. A bravo killed him for saying that my mother was more beautiful than the Nightingale. Not one of those camel cunts you met, a real bravo. Someday I’ll slit his throat.” I think Cat of the Mountains will finish that bravo. When LF tries to rape Sansa, she will show that she-wolves have claws. Cats liked the smell of Cat. Some days she would have a dozen trailing after her before the sun went down. From time to time the girl would throw an oyster at them and watch to see who came away with it. The biggest toms would seldom win, she noticed; oft as not, the prize went to some smaller, quicker animal, thin and mean and hungry. Like me, she told herself. Her favorite was a scrawny old tom with a chewed ear who reminded her of a cat that she’d once chased all around the Red Keep. Cats were following the trail of the Cat of the Canals. Arya chose this name as a reference to her mother and Sansa resembles her mother very much. LF sees her as an upgraded Cat. Sansa was described as a prize in the text several times. Oysters contain pearls within and Alayne is a precious Stone. There are lots of cats sniffing the trail of the prize (Sansa). Ser Shadrich was a wiry, fox-faced man with a sharp nose and a shock of orange hair, mounted on a rangy chestnut courser. Though he could not have been more than five foot two, he had a cocksure manner. This defines Ser Shadrich as a thin and mean animal. “Hedge knights?” said Alayne, when the door had closed.“Hungry knights.” And LF calls him hungry. Ser Shadrich laughed. “Oh, I doubt that, but it may be that you and I share a quest. A little lost sister, is it? With blue eyes and auburn hair?” He laughed again. “You are not the only hunter in the woods. I seek for Sansa Stark as well.” A big tom (Brienne) and a thin-mean-hungry cat (Shadrich) are seeking Sansa. There are/will be other big toms like Yohn Royce. I think after the LS-Jaime-Brienne plot is resolved, Brienne and Jaime might get on the way to the Vale, after somehow getting the news of the possibility of Sansa hiding there. Since Jaime is a lion, this makes him a big tom seeking Sansa as well. But the prize will go to Shadrich as foreshadowed in the quote. I think after the death of LF, Shadrich will get Sansa. He will lead her to the KL to sell to Cersei. “Where had you served, before my sister found you?”“Here and there, my lord.”“I have been to Oldtown in the south and Winterfell in the north. I have been to Lannisport in the west, and King’s Landing in the east. But I have never been to Here. Nor There.” For want of a finger, Jaime pointed his stump at Ser Osmund’s beak of a nose. “I will ask once more. Where have you served?”“In the Stepstones. Some in the Disputed Lands. There’s always fighting there. I rode with the Gallant Men. We fought for Lys, and some for Tyrosh.” Here we see a (former) sellsword. A normal knight (or even a hedge knight) makes appearances in tourneys but since Osmund was a sellsword, Jaime did not see him anywhere. “Ser Shadrich of the Shady Glen. Some call me the Mad Mouse.” He turned his shield to show her his sigil, a large white mouse with fierce red eyes, on bendy brown and blue. “The brown is for the lands I’ve roamed, the blue for the rivers that I’ve crossed. The mouse is me.”“And are you mad?”“Oh, quite. Your common mouse will run from blood and battle. The mad mouse seeks them out.”“It would seem he seldom finds them.”“I find enough. ’Tis true, I am no tourney knight. I save my valor for the battlefield, woman.” It looks like Ser Shadrich was formerly a sellsword too. “You place a deal of trust in this man Griff. Another friend of your childhood?”“No. A sellsword, you would call him, but Westerosi born. Daenerys needs men worthy of her cause.” Illyrio raised a hand. “I know! ‘Sellswords put gold before honor,’ you are thinking. ‘This man Griff will sell me to my sister.’ Not so. I trust Griff as I would trust a brother.”Another mortal error. Griff is actually JonCon and he is not a sellsword. However, we cannot say that for Shadrich. As a true sellsword, he will put gold before honor and sell Sansa (another wanted for regicide just like Tyrion) to Tyrion’s sister. I always thought she would be kidnapped by Shadrich but it is possible that she might go willingly with him at first. Depending on the course of events, Shadrich might deceive her about his intentions. As Fire Eater pointed, Shadrich presumably fought for Stannis in the Blackwater and he can offer Sansa to take her to Stannis in the North, who by then will restore Rickon to Winterfell. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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