Tradecraft Posted March 6 Share Posted March 6 Quote “Lyanna was beautiful,” Arya said, startled. Everybody said so. It was not a thing that was ever said of Arya. “She was,” Eddard Stark agreed, “beautiful, and willful, and dead before her time.” Arya, GOT Our author says people are dead when they are not. They "change" or transform and live a different life. Look at Sansa. She says she is "dead" but that's not what she truly means Quote Sansa wondered. Vainly, she searched for friendly faces. Not one of them would meet her eyes. It was as if she had become a ghost, dead before her time. -Sansa, GOT She means her life is different now. She's not the only one. Quote They were all in their graves now, the Sword of the Morning and the Smiling Knight, the White Bull and Prince Lewyn, Ser Oswell Whent with his black humor, earnest Jon Darry, Simon Toyne and his Kingswood Brotherhood, bluff old Sumner Crakehall. And me, that boy I was . . . when did he die, I wonder? - Jaime, ASOS Jaime says he "died". It's a curious metaphor. If he is "dead" could the others he listed be alive as well? Were constantly shown people who died reappear in the books; -Davos (fake executed by the manderlys) -Arya (commonly presumed dead without evidence, "taken in the back of the head" with an axe... Last line of her pov chapter!) -Possibly: Sandor Clegane as the gravedigger -Theon (presumed dead, returns as reek) Seven hells, the very first lines of the Game of Thrones Prologue asks us to question if someone is truly dead and asks for tangible proof to confirm deaths. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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