Mithras Posted May 27, 2015 Author Share Posted May 27, 2015 There is significant water imagery surrounding Sam, who represents the ‘thing in the night’ in the story. He ascends through a well, is caught with the help of a net and his size reminds us of a whale. In this quote he seems to be struggling like a fish out of water. Meera's weapons are specifically designed to catch aquatic creatures. Hmm, I can get behind this notion. I think you are on to something. The Deep Ones are described to be a race of queer and misshapen half-men. Their terrible fathers are the truth behind the Drowned God. The illustrations about these creatures are lavish, detailed and somewhat disturbing. What is more interesting is that Hodor did the famous Boromir/Pippin folly to that well. “Hodor, don’t!” said Bran, but too late. Hodor tossed the slate over the edge. “You shouldn’t have done that. You don’t know what’s down there. You might have hurt something, or . . . or woken something up.” Hodor looked at him innocently. “Hodor?” Far, far, far below, they heard the sound as the stone found water. It wasn’t a splash, not truly. It was more a gulp, as if whatever was below had opened a quivering gelid mouth to swallow Hodor’s stone. Faint echoes traveled up the well, and for a moment Bran thought he heard something moving, thrashing about in the water. There was definitely something in that well. Perhaps that is the misshapen Thing. ETA: Sam is likened to a leviathan and leviathans are said to be the oldest and largest living creatures by Yandel. We also know that leviathans have a deadly enemy: the krakens. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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