Sansa Stark: Playing the Game Her Way

Posted: August 6, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, Opinion, TV
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Up on the Watchers on the Wall site is a new post from me, talking about Sansa Stark.

I’m occasionally a vocal member of the Sansa Stark Defense Squad, since she tends to be viewed in the most negative light possible at times. My latest post is along those lines.

Sansa got off to a rocky start with viewers this season by debating with Jon Snow about evicting some children from their homes. I’m way oversimplifying the situation in my previous sentence, but I cover it a bit more accurately on my feature at Watchers on the Wall:

The Widow of Winterfell and the Benefit of Doubt

I’ll admit up front that it’s a mostly speculative piece, and I might be guilty of Patsplaining. Feel free to chide me on my assumptions, or shower me with virtual praise. It’s all good.

(Comments are always welcome. Super welcome! But if you want to talk spoilery Game of Thrones talk with me (also welcome) I’d invite you to visit my Safe Spoilers page on my backup blog. That way my non-book-reading friends won’t be shocked with foreknowledge.)

Image from Game of Thrones, obviously.

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  1. ghostof82 says:

    I think we’ll know very soon the truth about Sansa. Either she’s still the self-entitled, needy little bitch she was in season one, or she’s grown into an independent, intelligent woman. It really depends on how soon she throws Littlefinger off the walls of Winterfell or takes him to bed. Ugh.

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  2. Leah says:

    Firstly, I’m so happy you’re writing for Watchers, it’s great.

    Secondly, as a fellow Sansa Defender, I’m very happy that you wrote this piece. I’ve been thinking about Sansa a lot this season and considered writing a piece on her, but more from the perspective of wanting more for her in terms of a writing perspective. I’ll never be okay with what happened in Season 5, and despite my love for the show, I don’t think she’s being written consistently, which is quite frustrating.

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  3. Awesome post. Sansa has always been a favorite character for me, largely because it’s so interesting to see her grow up, and her ambiguity makes me root for her even harder because I feel like I have to. I agree with your assessment of her. I think she has a lot of political savvy, and what she’s doing right now is using Littlefinger in quite a similar way to how he uses everyone else. You’re spot on in saying that she can’t quite get rid of him but also can’t let Jon know what she’s up to, because I think you’re right that Jon would totally have it out with him and things would not end well!

    I also agree that she had every right to speak her mind with Jon, even in front of such a congregation. Frankly I think it even shows both her and Jon’s authenticity to the group. She might be a little ruthless, but that’s because she has a deep understanding of how this political world works. And it’s balanced by a good heart, I think.

    Curious to see what she ends up doing. She has the smarts to end up causing Littlefinger’s downfall, which is what I’m hoping to see before the series ends!

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