Annara Snow Posted November 25, 2013 Share Posted November 25, 2013 It seems you really did your HW, Milady of York; an excellent job. As to Sandor as the Huntsman: I should have . . . ripped her heart out before leaving her for that dwarf. The Huntsman was charged with ripping out Snow White's heart, and after he let her go she bumped into the seven dwarves. After Sandor leaves Sansa, she is married to Tyrion, a dwarf. Cersei's relationships and loyalties are usually bought with gold, promises or sex. While Sansa can build healthy relationships based on trust and genuine care. Not only is she officially married to a dwarf, she is also currently stuck with one little man (Littlefinger) and one little "man" (Sweetrobin)! :D Several elements from Snow White are to be found in Sansa's story, but they don't play out the way they do in the fairytale. The Queen is supposed to try to murder Snow White three times, with a tight bodice that makes it impossible for her to breathe, with a poisoned comb, and (the successful one) with a poisoned apple. (It's interesting to think about the metaphorical meanings of these objects: the first two are related to beauty and ladylike attention given to one's appearance; tight bodice, in particular, is reminiscent of the pressure the society puts on women to look and behave the certain way; while the apple represents appetite and temptation - a pretty clear erotic metaphor. I remember a comment I read somewhere which humorously suggested that the Queen was surprisingly clueless, since it took her so long to realize that sexual desire is what you could use most successfully to tempt a teenage girl! :) ) Now, there is no bodice in Sansa's story that I can remember, though you could interpret it as the stifling lack of freedom and virtual imprisonment she had at the hands of Cersei and Joffrey. And Cersei gives her her maiden's cloak for her wedding. But t here are definitely some important poisoned hairnets, though. However, they were used to kill someone else - and to frame Sansa, but not by Queen Cersei, but by two other queens or "queens" - queen Margaery and the "Queen of Thorns". It didn't result in Sansa's almost-death, but it did in the accusation of regicide that's hanging over her head, while various people try to hunt her down. Cersei was never as Evil Queen-ish as when she was threatening absent Sansa in the Council meeting, with that memorable phrase that has to put a smile on the reader's face, for reasons Cersei has no idea about: "When I'm finished with her, she will be singing to the Stranger, begging him for a kiss". Now, is there going to be a poisoned apple? If there is, it's probably not going to have anything to do with Cersei, just as the poisoned "comb" was not her doing, either - Cersei is really not the great schemer holding the cards, as the Evil Queen appears to be. In any case, when those Snow White-like elements started to appear in AFFC, I couldn't help thinking about Cersei's words to Sansa in ACOK: "Love is a poison. A sweet one, yes, but it will kill you all the same." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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