BlackLightning Posted July 6, 2018 Share Posted July 6, 2018 So, let's talk about the Greyjoys. As of the end of A Dance with Dragons: Asha and Theon have reunited under the auspices of Stannis Baratheon Aeron is being held prisoner (re: tortured) by Euron who preparing to face the Redwynes in what's bound to be one of the biggest/ugliest naval battles in the history of Planetos Victarion is looking to court Daenerys Targaryen We've already talked and speculated a lot about the purpose of the Victarion/Daenerys and the Aeron/Euron stories...but I haven't seen too much of anything about Asha or Theon. What I have seen can be basically surmised as this: Theon dying within the first 100 pages of Winds, all post-mortem references and mentioning of him ceases by the end of Winds Asha simply disappears because she is pregnant (???) It's patently obvious now that the Greyjoy family (and the Ironborn at large) have a big role to play in the series endgame (re: what is dead may never die). But what do guys think The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring has in store for the Greyjoy kids? Do you guys think that Balon's children are going to separate sometime in Winds (probably within the first half) and resume their own independent stories? Do you think that one of them will die? Or do you think that they will tag-team and start telling the same story from a diametrically opposed point-of-view? But I guess what I'm trying to say is what has been their purpose in this series?! For example: Cersei is an exploration of the evil queen trope and the long-winded parable of how "money can't buy happiness," "beauty is only skin deep," and "people who lust after power and wealth don't have a clue what to do after they get it." Arya's story is basically a fusion between Huckleberry Finn, Alice in Wonderland and Assassin's Creed. Sansa's story is a delightfully dark deconstruction of the Little Mermaid, Red Riding Hood and every other fairy tale and fable where the protagonist is a girl or young woman. Melisandre and Aeron are basically religious inversions of "The Little Train That Could" ("The Big Train That Thought It Could But It Ultimately Couldn't) Tyrion is literally Breaking Bad. Jon Snow is one-fourth Hamlet, one-fourth Harry Potter, one-fourth the Green Mile and one-fourth Rick Grimes. What of Theon and Asha? ((Sorry, @La Albearceleste)) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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