The Bard of Banefort Posted January 24 Share Posted January 24 9 hours ago, Ser Arthurs Dawn said: Sansa is actually very smart, I'm not sure where people get the idea that she's dumb. Is it because she can't uncover people's true intentions? That's an extremely difficult feat to achieve. Or is it because she still expects people to act with honor and kindness? Tbf, Ned had that tendency himself. He was distrustful, but assumed people would take the more honorable approach/course. Some people deem her love of romance and stories as stupidity when it's really just a common trait in many people. It's a safe fantasy for a girl her age. She is naive at times, but she's not stupid. Sansa is extremely well read and educated in history. And she very clearly has an excellent memory as she will bring up historical and literary trivia on a whim's notice, depending on the conversation she is in. She has memorized just about every house and sigil in Westeros. She can read and write better than her two older brothers, she plays two instruments, and she is rightly suspicious of everyone around her. After her father's death, she never takes what is said to her at face value. She analyzes people's behavior and questions their motives. She's surrounded by far more experienced players. She is currently in the hands of the most successful player in the books and she is already beginning to differentiate between Littlefinger and Petyr Baelish. She has moments of boldness and rebellion which is always laced in fear of punishment. Her story arc is much slower than pretty much everyone else's. In King's Landing, when she wasn't being publicly beaten or scrutinized, she used stories and songs as coping mechanisms. She has more time on her hands to daydream than say Arya, Bran, or Jon. After all, she is completely alone with no one willing to help her for her. Every aid that she receives is in the interest of an experienced player, and she is aware of this. She's just a young girl that's in over her head, surrounded by schemers. What instruments does Sansa play? Ser Arthurs Dawn 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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