brashcandy Posted October 16, 2012 Share Posted October 16, 2012 (Rethinking XIII)(Original Reread links)(Resources: 1 2 3)Welcome to Rethinking 14 everyone! We are continuing our project on the living myth - Beauty and the Beast, as well as hoping to complete the remaining analyses on the male influences in Sansa's life. As usual, our projects do not preclude discussion on other topics related to Sansa, so you should by no means feel restricted in your ability to participate or ask questions if you have a specific interest. The ongoing resource collection also offers valuable reading material for the uninitiated. In keeping with our current theme of examining the tale as old as time - a story where a young girl is sent to live with a strange beast after her father plucks a rose from his garden - I thought it appropriate to include Martin's words on his approach to writing:“I often said that writers are of two types.There is the architect, which is one type.The architect, as if designing a building, lays out the entire novel at a time. He knows how many rooms there will be or what a roof will be made of or how high it will be, or where the plumbing will run and where the electrical outlets will be in its room. All of that stuff before he drives the first nail. Everything is there in the blueprint.And then there’s the gardener who digs the hole in the ground, puts in the seed and waters it with his blood and sees what comes up.The gardener knows certain things. He’s not completely ignorant. He knows whether he planted an oak tree, or corn, or a cauliflower.He has some idea of the shape but a lot of it depends on the wind and the weather and how much blood he gives it and so forth.No one is purely an architect or a gardener in terms of writers, but many writers tend to one side or the other. I’m very much more of a gardener. What will eventually bloom from Martin's unique exploration of this myth is still anyone's guess, but if there's any task fitting for the reader, it's to examine the seeds that were planted, and to water them with the kind of constructive analysis that has been the hallmark of this thread series. I suppose actual tears couldn't hurt either :)Listed below is the updated list on the male relationships project, as well as the outline for the B&B. I'm also going to begin a 4th resource collection, which will comprise of official analyses on B&B, along with some gems from the last thread. Also of note, we are still developing the Sansa FAQ, which should be completed by the end of thread 15. Examining the Beauty and the Beast motif in ASOIAF:A From Pawn to Player: Rethinking Sansa Projecta. Origins, History and Symbolism of Beauty and the Beast:1. Origins of the tale in ancient Greece and Rome: Milady of York.2. The tale in other early civilisations: Milady of York3. Medieval retellings of the tale across Europe up to the Renaissance.3.a Northern Europe: Valkyrja4. Psychological interpretations of the symbolism in Beauty and the Beast: KittensRuleBeetsDrool5. Modern retellings I: bgona 6. Modern retellings II: Lady Leab. Beauty and the Beast in Popular Culture:1. TV series: brashcandy and Valkyrja2. Films:2. a Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: caro992. b La belle et la bête: Lady Lea 3. Influences in Literature: Elba the Intoner.4. Music: bgona.c. Beauty and the Beast and ASOIAF: brash, Milady of YorkMale Relationships project:Ned (Lady Candace) completedJon (tze) completedRobb (mythsandstuff) Part 1Loras &Willas (Lady Lea) completedJoffrey (Summerqueen) Part 1- AGOTSandor (Lord Bronn Stokeworth) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3Tyrion (Lyanna Stark) Part 1Littlefinger (Pod the Impaler) (butterbumps!)Jaime (kittykatknits)Lothor (Caro99) completedMarillion (Ragnorak) completedSweetrobin (KRBD) completedDontos (Elba the Intoner) completedBran&Rickon (brashcandy) completed Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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