The Weirwoods Eyes Posted April 15, 2015 Share Posted April 15, 2015 I'm sorry I've read it through twice and I just don't see anything in there that makes a lick of sense. besides the idea which is widely accepted and has weight that Jaime kills cersei. But even that is disputable. Anyway I think perhaps you misunderstood what I was asking you to share. So I'll try and be more clear. Sorry if I was not before. I was asking you what in the text so far has influenced how you view Sansa's role in the books, her own personal journey. Not what you think will happen, I get that you are basing your predictions on what you see as foreshadowing, And I applaud that because so many don't even take the text into account and just go on what they would like to see. But I happen as you probably know from my posts to disagree with most all of what you've felt is foreshadowing. I'd love to get a more clear idea of how you came to these conclusions, because I'll be honest non of it makes any sense to me. So really I guess what I was hoping to understand is what in the story so far has influenced your comprehension of sansa's individual journey and her role in the story. Because it seems to me that you see her simply as a useless maiden who needs rescuing all the time, and her role is just to get passed around between one baddy and another hoping to be rescued. Which I guess is the exact opposite of how I and a lot of others have understood it. I mean I am not on board with Queen in the North, tbh I don't see her as Queen, though I will cheer those who do, because, well i prefer that idea to a lot of the others that folk have about her. But no I don't see her as a ruler, not long term, though I do think she'll restore WF and be in charge there for a short time, long enough to reenact the snowcastle scene for real. But I see her role in team stark as more the background political manipulator, the woman with a plan. I Feel it is very evident in the story as we currently know it that she has gone from sheltered dreamer, believer in fairy tales & content with her societies role for her, to a woman who is very wary, who is slowly learning how to play the game, and use her natural skills (perceptiveness & flattery to name just two.) to play those around her in order to gain what she desires. Which is restoration of her name & her home, her family. That she is the antithesis of the princesses as prizes trope, that though she was literally placed as a captive in a tower (twice) she ultimately will get herself out of that predicament. And she has/is doing so. She chose to meet the mysterious note leaver in the godswood taking a knife with intent to use it if she must, she accepted the Willas plan, she ran when the time came to do so, and so got out of KL. Now LF has her and she is once again a captive, though her situation is no longer as precarious, and she is learning from him and working towards her freedom with him. They have differing goals, but she is actively participating once again in freeing herself. She is choosing her path, as much as she is able to in the circumstances. I see her story as a coming of age which is basically all the kids stories, this is an intergenerational epic centering around 5 children growing up. Coming of age is about achieving independence. And Sansa's story is about this too, first wanting it, then being denied it in the extreme, then moving towards it and finally taking it for herself. Where is the point in a story about a girl who is used abused and subjugated continually and has to be rescued by her more masculine presenting little sister? What is that story telling the reader? and why on earth would GRRM chose to tell such a tale? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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