Some thoughts about brotherly affection
I read a post from @ladyjonquilinthenorth that made me think about a context in what Sansa might have been brought in Jon’s life. Thanks for this post.
I’m new here and English is not my first language so sorry for any mistake, I hope you can understand my pov on this matter ;)
I don’t know if it means something but it seems that Jon is always quite affected whenever any kind of sexual suggestiveness concerning Sansa is brought up.
Of course any good brother would be affected by this, if it means to bring suffer to their sister, but my point is why bring this very specific subject matter? why not address others to provoke him? If not to create a romantic atmosphere, I don’t see why that would be suggested.
Sansa was kept prisoner, she was beaten, tortured, etc. So why not address these other things? why just go with sexual connotations? To me this seems a way to subtly plant seeds of a not platonic relationship. A man who can’t think about the woman he loves having sex with another. This suggests romance. The man being possessive, protective. And as we see protection is a current theme related to Jonsa relationship, on both sides.
I noticed three moments in what the writers chose to use sexual undertones over any other thing to get a reaction from Jon:
1) The scene where Ramsay sent the letter. Jon stop reading at the very moment he saw what Ramsay would do with Sansa, rape. He bear reading the atrocities Ramsay would do to the wildlings, including babies and old people but couldn’t bear saying out loud what he would do with his “sister”. Obviously anyone would be furious by that horrible acts but the scene, in case romance wasn’t part of the game, could have been played differently. We all knew what Ramsay was capable of, so he could feed Sansa to his hounds, skin or burn her alive, endless other terrible possibilities… but no, the writers chose rape to incite that reaction from Jon.
2) The death stare scene. When they met before the battle, Ramsay said something about Sansa’s beauty and his wishes to have her back in his bed. As I said they could’ve used other things, but no, they chose sex to affect Jon.
3) The choke scene. LF had many triggers to push on Jon, and they were there in the conversation, LF made a list, but no, none of them were enough, Jon only reacted when LF mentioned love, that he quickly understood as “this motherf*cker desires MY ‘sister’ sexually!!”. His reaction was extreme and it couldn’t be different, plus they had Jon say the very specific word “TOUCH” while deadly choking the creep, and again the writers chose sexual connotation.
Why would they choose sexual undertones to show how much Jon is protective of Sansa if it wouldn’t lead to anything romantic? It would be pointless, specially because they have other options to achieve the same goal. It only makes sense if they are building romance.
I’ve read some posts and as I see non shipper fans noticed they used an “odd” dialogue in this scene. Why would it be odd to them? They wanna know why Jon reacted like that. Maybe it’s weird to them because they didn’t get the romantic vibes yet. But there is something more to it than just brotherly affection, otherwise these casual viewers wouldn’t notice.
To me, and probably most Jonsa fans, it’s not odd if their intention is really for Jonsa to be developed in a romantic relationship. That is exactly how Jon would react if he has romantic feelings for Sansa, which he is starting to be aware of.
I might be wrong, of course, but for now that’s how I see this narrative.
I am not a good writer, that’s the first time I write this sort of analysis, so forgive any nonsense. I hope it makes sense ;)