Sansa Stark's on her own and blowing up Twitter.
“Game of Thrones" keeps handing the hits to Sansa Stark. How long will her strength last?
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Sophie Turner, Sansa’s portrayer, tells Zap2it that Sansa should leave King’s Landing for a decade and return to tell doubters, telling them all “I know everything.” Hoping for the rise of master manipulator, Turner wants to make sure “no one’s going to mess with [Sansa].” The transformation from naïve child to hardened cynic has been a slow, painful process.
In order to get what she needs out of a situation, the young woman now possesses the confidence to use her appeal to men. She may not enjoy kissing Littlefinger or be keen on a relationship with Petyr Baelish, but she understands that sometimes desires do not overrule survival.
Sansa’s not like her younger sister, Ayra, who survives through violence, revenge and skill. Yet they have both lost everything. Sansa prepares for what must be done to stay alive after the lost fantasies of a loving husband and rulling as a regal queen like Cersei Lannister. And sometimes those lessons are the harshest of all. The world doesn’t end when you lose everything. And Sansa’s slowly opening her eyes on how to play the Capital game of “we’re all liars here.” When the world around you destroys everything you hold dear, you fight back.
Ideas of a marrying a prince and living happily ever lay buried in broken dreams and piles of ashes, alongside her family’s remains. Sansa’s on her own and must battle to save herself. Desperately trying to escape punishment while a suspect in King Joffery Lannister’s murder and stuck with a calculating Baelish as both uncle-by-marriage and potential love interest, Sansa ends up with the creepiest of male attention. Some fans wonder if she ever catches a break, a moment of peace, or will she forever be the woman who ends up burned from the inside out. Of never being able to stop and relax.
By the time “Game of Thones” ended on Sunday night, Sansa Stark blew up Twitter.
Looking at the split reaction, it seems as if fans either love or hate the character, depending on personal definitions of ‘strong female hero.’
Some GoT fans flat out disliked the character.
Sansa Stark is a synonym for Spineless.— :.:.: Tunji_O (@Tunji_O) May 19, 2014
Sansa Stark is like that really hot yet really stupid chic we all know— Somal (@Somal23) May 19, 2014
Series 11 of GoT is going to just be Daenarys, Sansa Stark and Jon Snow's feminist collective winning a peaceful first democratic election— Ibby (@VoltairesCrony) May 19, 2014
Sansa stark is the worst kind of person— jake mckay (@jhmckay) May 19, 2014
I think Sansa Stark just let that kiss happen... She's guilty— Dirty❄Wash (@moeng_nc) May 19, 2014
Others defended the young woman and the actions of surviving without any backup.
If things aren't going your way, take comfort in the fact that your life may never be as tragic as Sansa Stark's.— Liam Jenkins (@LiamJenkins21) May 19, 2014
I get very angry when people hate on Sansa Stark for basically being a girl....— Rosy Tahan (@rosytahan) May 19, 2014
Hello 911 yes get sansa stark 2358 miles away from petyr baelish please— Sara (@sansamargaery) May 19, 2014
Either way, it looks the fans will be divided for awhile yet.
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