I have this intense dislike towards people who call Daenerys
weak and say she’s nothing without her dragons.
She has been living in exile literally before she even came
out of the mother’s womb. As a child, she had no parents; she never felt what
it was like to have and be loved by a mother and a father. She had no permanent
home; she was often forced out onto the streets and beg for shelter and food.
She had no childhood. She grew up with an abusive brother who sold her in
exchange for armies. She has been constantly raped. Her unborn baby died. She was betrayed by people she trusted. So many people doubted her. But she overcame all of those. She never
lost faith in herself, she never lost the courage and she never backed down fighting
for what she thinks is right. That my friends, is not weakness. Having faith in
yourself when everyone else doubts you is bravery. Choosing to get back up no
matter how many times life knocks you down is strength. Despite the cruelty
life has shown Daenerys, she is still a very compassionate human; she freed
slaves and gave them the justice they deserve. Daenerys is anything but WEAK.
She is an embodiment of FEMALE POWER.
“your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. it is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. it is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who managed to revolutionize your world in a second…” — anonymous
This clear parallel foreshadows Arya’s journey into maidenhood. The Lyanna-proxy lays out hints of Arya’s pending evolution. We already see those changes happening as Arya moves towards her maidenhood.
Both Lyanna & Arya were tomboys and in Lyanna’s case, she evolves into her beauty and femininity. Arya has often shown disinterest in such things - but as the story progresses… is Arya also growing out of that way of thinking just like Lyanna did?
It’s rather telling that Arya develops a rather obvious fascination with Courtesans while she is in Braavos. Her bias for them is continually pointed out by George. Arya appreciates their beauty and grace. Would a young Arya in Winterfell give that a second thought?