Posts tagged Sansa
Posts tagged Sansa
Art that reminds me of specific characters from A Song of Ice and Fire, especially those that appear in my Sansa/Stannis fanfiction (“The First of Their Names” on AO3).
Sansa Stark in The Mountain and the Viper
*baller status unlocked*
I hope so much this Darth Sansa will turn out to just be a temporary strategy, a phase that the girl needs to experience for a while for to eventually realize a woman can become a leader and find and exercise her strength and wisdom without sacrificing her goodness, her moral integrity.
I hope in the end she will reject Littlefinger’s ways and rise above his manipulations and lies and find her own way.
I know, I know, ASOIAF is not a morality story (and GOT even less so), but it would be so inspiring for her to blossom into a moral and beautiful person despite all she will have to go through*.
*also, damn you conditionals. hopefully my point got across. i am sorry for slaughtering your language.
1490s Bartolomeo Montagna - Saint Justina of Padua
He had not been dead when she left the throne room. He had been on his knees, though, clawing at his throat, tearing at his own skin as he fought to breathe. The sight of it had been too terrible to watch, and she had turned and fled, sobbing. Lady Tanda had been fleeing as well. “You have a good heart, my lady,” she said to Sansa. “Not every maid would weep so for a man who set her aside and wed her to a dwarf.”
A good heart. I have a good heart. Hysterical laughter rose up her gullet, but Sansa choked it back down. The bells were ringing, slow and mournful. Ringing, ringing, ringing. They had rung for King Robert the same way. Joffrey was dead, he was dead, he was dead, dead, dead. Why was she crying, when she wanted to dance? Were they tears of joy?
- Sansa, ASOS
Just~ As a Sansa fan I wanted to remind everyone that the book leaves Sansa’s reaction to Joffrey’s death ambiguous at best. Rather than a consistent feeling of joy or relief or satisfied vengeance, Sansa experiences a disconnect between what she thinks she feels and how she is actually physically and emotionally reacting to the death.
Her instinctive and initial reaction to the cruel and unsightly death that Joffrey suffers is to “turn and flee, sobbing” because “the sight of it had been too terrible to watch,” not to feel any form of positive emotion. It is only later, when she has time to reflect on the course of events that she begins to think about how she should feel and what Joffrey’s death actually means for her.
And even after concluding that, logically, she should feel joyous about Joffrey’s death, Sansa continues to weep - no longer for Joffrey, but for Robb and for Margaery. Because this is the kind of person that Sansa is - not someone who dwells on the satisfaction of seeing a hated enemy dead at her feet, but someone who instinctively recoils from the suffering and pain of others and, even when she can no longer find it in herself to feel compassion for the victim, is still much more concerned with the effect of Joffrey’s death on “poor Margaery, twice wed and twice widowed” than she is with the vengeful satisfaction that the death should afford to her.
I’ve just been seeing quite a few posts about how Sansa would be celebrating or extremely happy over Joffrey’s death in the Purple Wedding so I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about the actual text of her reaction in the series :D
Amethyst. Painting I did for sansastark's birthday…!
Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that! Sorry! Frankly, if I were to ship anything, it’d probably be this. They’re a good match. Now that Sansa’s got a little pragmatism going for her, and provided she were aged up enough that Stannis wouldn’t feel like he was married to a child, yeah, I think they’d do well.
I will keep this.