On the Rape of Sansa Stark and Quitting Game of Thrones
3 quotes have been tagged as littlefinger: George R.R. Martin: 'You must miss your father terribly, I know. tags: littlefinger, sansa, the-game-of-thrones. Interview with Aidan Gillen about the roles of Littlefinger and Sansa in Game Some choice quotes below the cut. For Lord Baelish there will be more adventure, more travel and an important relationship with Sansa Stark.”. incorrect-got-quotes Littlefinger:Lady Sansa, forgive me, I'm a bit confused. “ And I love this relationship that developed over last season and continues into.
A master juggler was Petyr Baelish. Oh, he was clever. He did not simply collect the gold and lock in a treasure vault, no. He bought wagons, shops, ships, houses.
He bought grain when it was plentiful and sold bread when it was scarce. He bought wool from the north and linen from the south and lace from Lys, stored it, moved it, dyed it, sold it. The golden dragons bred and multiplied, and Littlefinger lent them out and brought them home with hatchlings.
And in the process, he moved his own men into place. The Keepers of the Keys were his, all four. The officers in charge of all three mints.
Harbormasters, tax farmers, custom sergeants, wool factors, toll collectors, pursers, wine factors; nine of every ten belonged to Littlefinger. No one had ever thought to question the appointments, and why should they?
Littlefinger was no threat to anyone. He had no banners to call, no army of retainers, no great stronghold, no holdings to speak of, no prospects of a great marriage. This is the terrific backstory of a man who we would consider one of the George R. He has a sharp tongue at times, especially when dealing with Ned Stark in A Game of Thronesbut he knows when to sheathe that tongue, and his real talent lies in his ability to win influence and power, without ever exposing himself to mortal danger.
Every risk he takes is calculated, and though the simple reality of a lowborn lord trying to win the game of thrones comes with inherent danger, he knows how to protect himself within his ambition. The same cannot be said of the corresponding character in the TV shows. On HBO, Baelish is by turns peevish, impulsive to the point of recklessnessand transparent. Sansa confronted Littlefinger over his heartless sale of her to Ramsay Bolton, just about the most evil character in Westeros this side of Joffrey.
Martin put on the page. Littlefinger never sent Sansa to marry Ramsay in the books. At the end of A Dance With Dragons, Jeyne Poole, beaten, raped repeatedly, undoubtedly scarred for life in every possible way, is on the run with Theon.
He rightly knows that even though the Stark family is decimated and scattered across two continents, the name still commands the most respect out of any in the North. As we know, things have progressed very differently on HBO.
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Perhaps this scene was a surprise for the casual viewer, but the clues were there for anyone who wanted to look. In fact, the reason most of her subsequent abuse does not happen on the page is because Theon is not around to witness it.
Now, the show is not bound by POV characters, and unlike with Jeyne, it spares Sansa from being sexually assaulted by both Theon and Ramsay. As one friend said to me: After all, in the books, Sansa has never had agency. But last season, the show took a huge step for the character by doing away with all that. Later, she stepped out wearing a stunningly sexy dress, showing that she was ready to graduate from pawn to player. It was a hugely empowering moment for the character, one that was cheered by everyone from the most dedicated book reader to the most no-nothing Unsullied.
But although it was a huge step for Sansa to take in the moment, how much did she really know about what she was getting into? At the end of day, Littlefinger has more affection for Littlefinger.
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She trusted him by believing him when he told her that being a Stark in Winterfell somehow meant something. I would argue that Sansa did have agency in this episode though not in her rape sceneand that her choice to marry Ramsay was her own.
Was it necessary for the show to go there? That monster then rapes her, has his servant rape her, and worse. This is some trick. I do, I do, I love him more than anything. When the men who run this show tell you that this is the sort of thing they love from the books, you must take that under advisement and expect them to act consistently.