Sansa thought of the games she would play as a young child, always insisting that Robb joined in. He could never refuse and so he would be the brave knight to her captured princess, with Arya often playing the villain. The rescue attempt would always end with a sword fight while Sansa cheered Robb on, and when he won he would pick her up and spin her around while she laughed happily, kissing his cheek and declaring him the bravest knight in the seven kingdoms.
Though they were silly games of pretend, still Sansa waited in King’s Landing with the hope that Robb would be her knight just one more time.
She had often daydreamed of how she would dance at her wedding, with every eye upon her and her handsome lord. In her dreams they had all been smiling.
A precious flower of Highgarden.
“It was only a castle when she began, but before very long Sansa knew it was Winterfell.”
Some thoughts I had about the show’s adaptation of a few women, including Catelyn, Sansa, Melisandre, Chataya and Alayaya. Join in the discussion, I’d love to hear your take on the subject.
This is a great essay, and I’ll just say I agree on all points, especially the changes to Catelyn, who was already one of the most controversial characters. More of the discussion here.