Milady of York Posted March 17, 2013 Share Posted March 17, 2013 (Rethinking Sansa: Thread XVIII)(Re-reading Sansa: AGOT: Sansa I, Sansa II, Sansa III, Sansa IV, Sansa V, Sansa VI, Sansa's Development in AGOT, Symbolism/Foreshadowing in AGOT-ACOK Sansa I. ACOK: Sansa I, Sansa II, Sansa III, Sansa IV (with excerpts from Tyrion IX), Sansa V, Sansa VI, Sansa VII, Sansa VIII, Symbolism/Foreshadowing in ACOK, Sansa's Development in ACOK. ASOS: Sansa I (with excerpts from Tyrion I), Sansa II, Sansa III (with excerpts from Tyrion III), Tyrion IV, Analysis of Sansa III and Tyrion IV, Sansa IV, Tyrion VIII, Sansa V, Sansa VI, Sansa VII, Symbolism/Foreshadowing in ASOS, Sansa's Development in ASOS. AFFC: Sansa I, Alayne I (Sansa II), Alayne II (Sansa III), Symbolism/Foreshadowing in AFFC, Sansa's Development in AFFC.)(Resources: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 )Welcome to our nineteenth edition, all readers old and new.When the From Pawn to Player?: Re-reading Sansa project was created, our purpose was the analysis of Sansa’s personal development from book one to book four, chapter by chapter, which would help bring to the readers’ attention important aspects of the personality and experiences of this young woman that had previously not been examined in depth, thus helping to gain a better comprehension of her continuous evolution and the important issues she’s faced during her long journey. These insightful chapter summaries and analyses can now be easily accessed through the new list of chapter analysis plus book recaps posted here.But examining a character of this complexity in a series whose own author recommends careful reading and re-reading in order to grasp the enormous scope of themes touched, couldn’t possibly stop at this. Mary Ann Shafter once wrote that what she loved about reading was that “one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” And knowledge, it should be added. This was proven true after the successful completion of the re-read, as it impelled the hosts to continue exploring important topics in this character’s arc with the creation of the From Pawn to Player: Rethinking Sansa, in which the analysis of her interactions and relationships with other male and female characters, and the themes of love, sexuality and agency, amongst others, resulted in three long-running projects with multiple essays: Female Influences, Male Influences and Examining Beauty and the Beast, the first two completed and the latter to be completed in this nineteenth installment; as well as a considerable amount of valuable and outstanding posts and shorter projects that have been collected in the Resources links posted at the beginning of each thread.All of this has enriched our experience as readers, and our appreciation for both the character and the author who wrote such remarkable books as these, and as we hope that’s been true for many more, we encourage interested readers to put their questions forward, and participate in the discussions by offering their opinions, their insights and their perspectives.May you enjoy reading and posting! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.