Pawn to Player’s Rereading Sansa chapter summaries and analyses completed by Brashcandy and Westeros.org member, Rapsie. The Reread threads were inaugurated on January 16th, 2012 and completed four months later, on May 21, 2012. The following introduction outlined our goals:
Welcome to the Sansa Stark reread thread! This is a project run by myself and Rapsie, and we’re interested in charting the growth of this fascinating character from the moment we meet her in AGOT as Ned Stark’s innocent, sheltered daughter, all the way to her adopted identity as the bastard Alayne Stone in A Feast for Crows.
Sansa is a very internal character—her thoughts and emotions are subtly drawn, and lots of details can be missed on a first reading. We hope that with a sustained focus on her arc, it will allow for richer analysis and opinion on the direction she will take in the upcoming novels. Few characters have sparked as much controversy and confusion as Sansa in the series. She’s often maligned as a betrayer to her family, somehow lacking in essential “Starkness” and much too passive in her resistance to the Lannisters.
The purpose of this character reread is to offer a close analysis of Sansa’s development, chapter by chapter, throughout the series. Rapsie and I will alternate chapters, offering a summary and analysis which will then be left open to comments. We will endeavour (fingers crossed) to stick to the schedule of 2 chapters per week.
Sansa’s relevance as a POV character cannot be overstated. In focusing on her arc, we’re hoping to explore a range of topics relating to her character growth, as well as her interaction and relationships with other central characters (Arya, Ned, Cersei, Joffrey, Sandor, Littlefinger) and her experiences in Kings Landing and the Vale.