Wouter Posted June 2, 2012 Share Posted June 2, 2012 Just one problem with that interpretation: Sansa in the books does not desire to be queen any more, she wants to have a home back and reunite with her family (including Jon Snow, her bastard brother).Sansa does not desire a blond prince anymore, or to be a queen, but that doesn't mean she can't become a queen anymore. After all, she certainly didn't desire to marry Tyrion (but she was forced to) or to play stepmom/stepsister to Sweetrobin, but it happened or is happening anyway, and the latter thing she is actually very good at. Arguably, Sansa has been receiving training in how to be a queen and how not to be one, in ACOK and ASOS, and coupled with LF's insights on "the Game" it does look a lot like Sansa is being prepared by GRRM to act as a queen (or at least a lady of an important keep/region) in due time. Sansa is one of the remaining original POV's from AGOT, there will be a payoff for that down the line. During the battle of the Blackwater, Sansa was contrasted deliberately and very favouredly to Cersei (especially in the books), and I don't think this was done by Martin on accident. I expect Sansa to do much better and different than Cersei, when the time comes.Sansa breaching tradition and refusing any sort of arranged/political marriage is a possibility and would also be a payoff of sorts, but I doubt that is where Martin will be going with her. In my view, Sansa is a girl from the songs (...of ice and fire), like queen Naerys (if I have the right song in mind) and the more sceptical and cynical she'll become about the songs and reality, the more it may turn out her life is right out of the songs she used to love. And we already have some girls who have done away with tradition; Lyanna seems a clear example, we have Asha and Brienne who go against societal norms, and I doubt Arya would ever go for a political marriage, so Sansa ending up as the proverbial innkeeper's wife or farmer's wife is not something I think will happen as it - IMO - would duplicate what happens to those other non-conventional characters. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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