asoiaf meme → 1/3 point of view characters: Sansa Stark “Once, she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father’s head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.”
I imagine in season 7, Arya walking into Winterfell, becoming a real badass scene, with wolves, blood an all…. But when she sees her siblings, she is FINALLY allowed to be just the little girl she was before the war. The little girl who loves her big brother and her big sister, the little girl who is to tired to stand.
A little girl who saw way too much…
I think it would be adorable to see this tough and hard warrior to be just the little wolf, back in the pack. Just little Arya, happy to be home and happy to cuddle with Jon and Sansa.
Game of Thrones Preference: They're attracted to you
Joffrey liked keeping you in his company all the time, if
it was possible. But a fact he loves you – it was something he never allowed
himself to admit. Moreover a fear of rejection was too big. What if you laughed
at him? He was a king and such shame would be hard to handle. It would hurt his
pride. But when Cersei started to arrange marriage with Margaery he knew he
must tell what he felt for you. Or he’ll lose you forever.
Sansa was your very close friend. So it took some time for
her to realize what she felt for you was actually something more than
friendship. She decided to keep it as a secret because she was unsure how would
you react. If you didn’t take a first step and confess, your love would
probably stay only platonic.
Jaime was surprised he could be so attached to someone else
than his sister. True, you had blue eyes and blonde hair but it was all new for
him. You started spending more and more time together and it meant getting closer.
One day Jaime found you crying in the garden. You refused to tell him what
happened and he let it be. But he promised to himself he’ll never make you
suffer like this.
Ramsay eliminated every man who just looked at you. What if
one of them confessed before him? And steal you away? You belonged to him. You
were his, you’ve always been. You just didn’t know yet. But it was a small
detail. Something he didn’t have to worry about. He already had a plan in his
wicked mind how to make you officially his. How to make you his lady.
Daenerys always stared at you. She could stare for a couple
of minutes which was very uncomfortable. But she had a reason. She was
wondering why did she feel affection towards a woman. On top of that towards someone
like you. She was aware there was nothing special to be so amazed by you but
she simply was. Once she was sure what she felt was really love, she went
straight to a point and confessed to you.
Tyrion showed he cared for you more than for anybody else
in a very specific way. Whenever Joffrey tried to raise a hand to you, Tyrion
showed up and saved you. Even when Joffrey was insulting you, he slapped him
without any regret. He didn’t mind he’ll be punished later. All what mattered
was he defended you successfully.
Oberyn had many sexual interests. And he didn’t try to hide
it. You were also one of them. But unlike others, he never had you. You knew
who prince Oberyn was and you weren’t interested in one night stand. Everytime
he got close to you, you avoided eye contact and walked away. And exactly your
‘‘playing hard to get‘‘ (how Oberyn liked to call it) moved his heart and for
the first time in his life he felt something.
Tommen didn’t know how to tell you. Everytime he tried to
confess, he got nervous and lost his words. Like this, he failed countless
times. It was enough for him. So instead of telling you he loves you, he was
surrounding you with presents. Usually with beautiful dresses or expensive
jewels only a king could afford. He just needed to wait for a right time which
didn’t come yet.
Yara didn’t hesitate to show she was highly interested in
you. Not even in a middle of a crowd of people. Whenever you appeared in her
sight, she whistled, checking you from head to toes. She also tried to get you
with pick up lines but you just blushed and looked at the ground. Yara knew you
were shy but it was what made teasing you even more fun.
He had never paid much attention to the names the children had picked, but looking at her now, he knew Sansa had chosen well. She was the smallest of the litter, the prettiest, the most gentle and trusting. She looked at him with bright golden eyes, and he ruffled her thick grey fur.
Shortly, Jory brought him Ice.
When it was over, he said, “Choose four men and have them take the body north. Bury her at Winterfell.”
For all the hate Sansa gets, I hope GOT gives her a good ending. One with a kind man who loves her. It’s as if because she’s strong, because she’s a survivor, people have forgotten what this girl has been through since leaving Winterfell. That she has been used and abused by every man she has belonged to. That she has never known real love or intimacy. And while she perseveres time and time again, stronger than before, the damage is still there. No clearer than in her painfully beautiful moment with Jon.
Jon: I won’t ever let him touch you again. I will protect you. I promise.
Sansa: No one can protect me. No can protect anyone.
Jon’s vow speaks to his honor, his kindness, the greatness of his character. But Sansa’s response isn’t cold or dismissive. It’s the response of a girl who knows a brutal truth. Who has looked evil in the eye more than once. It’s the answer of a girl who has learned how to only survive and anticipate the worst. A girl riddled with scars that can only be softened by genuine love and kindness. And I hope GOT gives her at least before it ends.
Sansa has high hopes and dreams. She dreams of being a queen and moving to the south; and as such she is ambitious enough to learn all the courtesies that will help her down at the south.
Her sibling banter with Arya is so real. Nothing artificial about it, it reminds me of my own relationship with my brother. They fight like cat and dog because they are so different, but as Ned Stark says “the same blood flows through both your hearts.” They love one another as they annoy each other.
She has a POV of the many interesting characters in the series. From Joffrey to the Hound to Cersei to Petyr to Tyrion; the list goes on and on. It’s never a dull moment.
Her chapters are more likely to be memorable, and have such rich symbolism and beautiful quotes. From the Trident incident to the daily going ons at Kings Landing; “my skin has turned to porcelain, to ivory, to steel”, of the clouds showing a broken castle being rebuilt to her own building of the snowy Winterfell.
Complicated relationship with the Hound. It’s one aspect that makes the pair of them all the more interesting. The Hound isn’t somebody Sansa is used to; and the Hound despises everything Sansa represents. Yet he cares enough about her that not even Joffrey gets him to abuse her, and she constantly thinks of him (consciously and subconsciously) long after he is gone.
When her dreams came crashing down when she was exposed to the harsh reality of the Baratheon/Lannister family, we could all relate in some level. There was a time when we were all innocent of the evil of the world, and had our eyes opened to it. It’s a gutting experience.
She is a strong lover of her family, constantly thinking about them and being the reason she keeps getting up every morning. When they are all presumed dead, she dreams of escaping her reality.
Every day at Kings Landing she suffers humiliation and daily beatings at the hands of those who are meant to protect her. Yet every day she fakes a smile and is polite to the family she despises because it’s the only way she can survive. She uses everything she learned about the south to keep on living, and it works. She is stronger than she knows.
The idea of ANYBODY dying by her hand gives Sansa nightmares, even if the person in question deserves it. She struggles with Joffrey’s death as she realises her hairnet carried the poison, and she cannot escape the singer being punished for Lysa’s death.
Despite everything, she is a good person at heart and wants to help the people. She wants to be a better queen than Cersei. She encourages Joffrey to give a coin to a woman who lost her baby before the Kings Landing riots broke out, she encourages Lancel that he looks good at Joffrey’s wedding and she prays for everybody to be safe as the battle of Blackwater took place
She adapts to the role of Alayne Stone with ease just like she adapted to the role of polite hostage by the Lannisters; but she doesn’t forget her roots. “I am not your daughter” and “Yes, I am a Stark. I can be brave”, used when conversing with Petyr and being married to Tyrion respectively; shows this.
Speaking of her marriage with Tyrion, Sansa shows small signs of rebellion. She refused to kneel for him because it was not something she wanted.
She becomes a key mother figure in Robin’s life, and in many ways is a much needed influence for the young boy.
And despite the fact she is seemingly under Petyr’s claws, we all know her character has been built up to take the son of a bitch down. She has too much info on the fucker not to be extremely dangerous to him, and not many people can say that.
Overall, she’s just a really brilliantly written character. I would say she had the classic development of an underdog, but that wouldn’t be doing her character justice. Every reread finds something new for the character of Sansa. She continues to grow in all areas of life, and I live for everytime I flip the page to see the words “Sansa” at top. Because I know it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Why do you think Sansa was so under prepared for life in the capital? For all her love of songs and courtesies, she has zero political education. Cat was her father's heir until her brother was born and ran Riverrun for years. Why was Sansa's education so lacking when compared to Robb or even Bran?
Actually I tend to think that there was a problem in the political education of all the Starklings, including Robb, and that this was informed by Ned’s desire to just be left with his family in the North. And while age is a perfectly good explanation for that in the case of the younger siblings, it’s utterly bizarre with Robb, being that he was only two years shy of his majority when the novels start, and that his status as heir and the future Warden of the North necessitates a deeper understanding of politics.
Sansa’s story serves to highlight the problem more than any of her siblings’
though because her story is the most political, and because she is the one Starkling who was thrust into
the heart of politics in royal court with absolutely no backup and no
one to guide her. Robb had Catelyn, the Blackfish and his experienced bannermen around to advise
him; Bran had ser Rodrik and Maester Luwin; even Jon had Jeor Mormont
and Donal Noye and Maester Aemon; who did Sansa have? Septa Mordane had
no experience and no understanding of politics and Ned was waist-deep in
trying to pick up Robert’s slack and figure out the truth about Jon
Arryn’s death, and it’s not like he was the best political player anyway
as demonstrated by his failure to utilize the power of his office. Which left Sansa on her own to act within her limited
experience, and was exacerbated by her idealistic views, and her beauty
= integrity and worthiness perspective.
Sansa’s isn’t simply a problem of education - that I can at least explain by her age and the fact that her education was no where near done by the time she came to King’s Landing; no, the problem is that Sansa was left to her own devices in the capital with no effective mentor and no direction or even basic explanation of their situation. Her betrothal meant she would be in direct and constant contact with both Cersei and Joffrey, something she was utterly unprepared for and yet she was left to figure things on her own. The situation with Lady, Ned’s guilt over it and the resulting distance from Sansa, and Sansa’s own need to rationalize it that led to her suppressing her own memories only made her even more vulnerable.
Now I wouldn’t say that Sansa had zero political education; as a girl, Sansa’s
political education was vastly different from anything her brothers’
received and centered on completely different things, so her political
action took shape in a different way. Things like courtesies, proper conduct and
attire, and a lady’s role in a household are part of a
girl’s political education since they are often the only tools afforded
to women in Westeros, and indeed we see Sansa utilize them effortlessly in the aftermath of Ned’s arrest as an intuitive employment of her education in carefully constructing her words and image. She was taught the importance of one’s image and cultivating it in a way that inspires loyalty, but she was not taught that a political image can be only that- an image. Which meant that she considered things like proper etiquette and beauty and highbirth to be signs of a good and worthy person, an idealistic (and elitist) view that was encouraged and rewarded by her Septa, and wasn’t challenged by Catelyn.
What’s with all this Sansa vs Dany shit? Who’s gonna get Jon? Who cares!
Dont get me wrong, I love Jon. The things I would do to him, but…
Dany and Sansa are two badass female characters who have risen from the ashes to create their own destinies. Which is pretty incredible for a show notorious for rape and violence against women. Dany and Sansa could have any man they wanted, or none at all.
And reducing them to, “Lets fight over who ends up with Jon” is just insulting to them both.
Jonsa shippers need to back the fuck down. It’s never gonna happen, get that through your thick skulls! FFS he and Dany are gonna get together, the spoilers said so, they’re going to fuck and fall in love, Jon doesn’t love Sansa, its his fucking sister- all of you shippers are idiots. It is the most irrational ship I have ever seen.
there is more foreshadowing for jonerys than there is jonsa, they set jonerys up last season, and the books show it will happen, jonsa is a crack ship, its never going to happen. get over yourselves, stop acting like it will, you know it won’t. in the books he loves val, who has silver hair, and a girl who has a fire in her.
Sansa doesn’t have that! She lied to him, was rude to him, and acts like a child. It doesn’t matter that she has red hair, she isn’t his type. he likes girls who can fight and have power! there isn’t even any political alliance worth it in for jonsa, and jonerys meet early enough to start a fucking relationship. I’m so done seeing your ship in my tag, stay in your lane!
“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods or love… Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.”
game of thrones preferences - what being with Robb Stark would involve
Meeting Robb’s direwolf Grey Wind for the first time. At first he would be hesitant, but after recognizing how much Robb cares about you Grey Wind starts to love you and follows you around when he can’t find Robb.
Coming to him after he’s been outside in the freezing Northern winter all day, and cuddling to warm him up.
Getting approval from Catelyn and Eddard about your relationship, seeing as it is one of love and not an arranged one. Catelyn would be wary at first, but she agrees once she sees Ned is immediaty on board.
Having to get used to being called “Lady Stark” and “the Queen in the North,” and Robb chuckling at your confused looks when you forget.
Chatting with Robb’s siblings, whether it be talking with Sansa about the new dress designs, discussing with Arya and Jon the advantage of having a longsword as opposed to a blade when fighting, and telling scary stories to Bran and Rickon when they can’t sleep. Robb constantly jokes that his siblings like you far better than him.
Helping Robb with his military plans, and him finding no shame in telling everyone that his wife assists his battle endeavors; in fact, he’ll proudly tell people of it regardless of if they’ve asked.
Walking into the throne room every morning and smiling at the sight of the Stark direwolf next to your own sigil.
After a close victory in a battle where Robb almost lost his life, Robb comes back and kisses you hard, telling you that he loves you and how he needs you to never forget it.
Always kissing Robb before he leaves to a distant kingdom. You joke for him not to lay with another woman while he is away, but he firmly insists he would never dream of doing such a thing when he had the most beautiful wife in the world.
Robb encouraging you to do whatever you wanted. If you wanted be a housewife he’d give you the North’s finest dresses and the best handmaidens he could find; if you wanted to be a fighter he would order the greatest smith in the kingdom to make you a sword and armor that fits you perfectly. He never forced you to do anything you didn’t want to do.
Having two beautiful children with Robb; fraternal twins with the girl looking just like your husband and the boy looking just like you. Robb insists they take first names from your family, seeing they already have the Stark last name.
[…] and a huge lobster to Joseth the master of horse, who was neither lord nor guest, but had seen to Dancer’s training and made it possible for Bran to ride. He sent sweets to Hodor and Old Nan as well, for no reason but he loved them. *** Sansa knew all about the sorts of people Arya liked to talk to: squires and grooms and serving girls, old men and naked children, rough-spoken freeriders of uncertain birth. Arya would make friends with anybody.
The Consequences of Love[Le conseguenze dell’amore] 2004, directed by Paolo Sorrentino
There is a mysterious man who lives in an upmarket hotel. Everyday he puts on his
suit, avoiding any kind of contact with people. He never talks to
anyone. In that hotel’s bar, Sansa works as a waitress. Everytime she
tries to speak with the man he never answers. Until one day he does.