The Sleeper Posted May 26, 2013 Share Posted May 26, 2013 Thank you and great work yourself.First, Sandor makes sure to teach Arya how to kill a man (he doesn’t know that she’s quite an expert already). Is he feeling that before the end of their journey he will have to ask her for the gift? I think he does…That line struck me as quite ironic as well, particularly when combined with Sandor's boast early in AGOT that he had killed his first man when he was twelve. It appears that he still does not fully realize who he's dealing with.Sandor has appeared in the string of mentors she has had so far, yet it seems to me that he teaches her things she already know. In conjunction with what you mentioned that being a warrior in the end doesn't amount to much, I think he stands more as a lesson than a teacher. That picture will be complete in the next chapter, so more on that then.It also seems that Arya has already caused far more death than she herself realizes. Between her releasing Nymeria into the wild, saving Jaqen, Rorge and Biter and leaving the Hound's helmet for Rorge to find and his subsequent assault at Saltpans and raising Lady Stoneheart it makes for three spectres of terror she has unleashed on the Riverlands. No wonder the Ghost of Highheart thought she smelled of death. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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