i really like that sansa was naive at the start of the series. she’s a rich kid who lived a charmed life before the books start. it would be boring if she was somehow jaded despite that. it makes her early chapters more age appropriate and adorable. more importantly, it is a major part of her character development. sansa’s last 3 chapters are amazing because you have her naivety, her fear and confusion, the fact that she needs to ignore all the terrible things happening so she can have hope that everything will work out, all of these elements working together as ned’s execution draws close and then passes. it’s amazing psychological work and it’s one of the most drastic character arcs even though there are similar elements in her first chapter (that chapter starts with sansa hanging out with joffrey, then he attacks mycah and arya and it ends with sansa terrified running back to ned). it really plays out like a horror story where sansa doesn’t see disaster creeping up because she’s naive and because denial is her favorite coping mechanism. her character arc would not be the same if sansa was jaded from the beginning.
“You are staring.” She told the elf.
“You are beautiful.”
Both have the looks of one parent while being similar in personality to the other parent.
Arya spent time in the Riverlands where Catelyn was raised while Sansa spent time in the Vale where Ned was raised.
Sansa had a crush on a secret bastard who was being passed off as Robert’s son. Arya had a crush on a bastard who was secretly Robert’s son.
Arya was just outside of the Red Wedding while Sansa was present for the Purple Wedding.
Both had bad men protect them from the Red Wedding. The Hound knocked Arya out so she wouldn’t run into the slaughter while Tyrion kept the ugly details of the Red Wedding from Sansa.
They both had help escaping King’s Landing.
The both lived under fake identities.
Arya wanted to kill Joffrey while Sansa unintentionally helped murder him.
Lemme get something straight: if Jonsa existed it would reveal deep Oedipian issues from Jon since Sansa is so alike her mother. Here you have it. Have a good day
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I don’t get why people think her being power hungry is bad, like every single person she’s met who has been in a position of power was either to stupid to survive or a batshit crazy sadist, if I were in that position I’d be like fuck yeah give me as much power as I can get because I’m not a lunatic or a moron and therefore are better and more qualified than all of these fuckers.
PT2. Harrenhal is so far removed from the Starks that this is laughable. Even Riverrun won’t be considered the Ancestral home of any of the Stark kids even though they are only one generation removed. Winterfell is the ancestral home of all the Stark kids because it’s based on paternal parentage in asoiaf. Not to mention that Sansa was the first Stark to be born in the North. I’ve seen anti’s apply some weird ass logic to try to keep her out of the North but this was by far the most amusing.
It’s very strange and hard to understand because of exactly what you pointed out, that most of these weirdass arguments that people make against Sansa should also apply to the rest of the Stark children. Also not to mention, Winterfell isn’t their fucking ancestral home because it belonged to Ned, it’s THEIR LITERAL HOME. It’s where they fuckin live. It’s the only home any one of them has ever had so it equally belongs to all of them.
I doubt Sansa would want him near but if she did I’m sure Arya would stage an intervention or maybe just kill him and let Sansa keep his corpse around if it makes her happy.
I loved that neither Sansa or Arya wavered￼ on their loyalty to each other. Not for Dany. Not even for Jon. They were loyal to each other throughout the entire season. They grew up and put their past differences behind them and learned to respect each other as individuals. I can’t believe there are actually people who claim to love Arya who were so pissed that she stood by the sister her father told her she needed.