Who suffered more Sansa or Daenerys
According to James Hibberd's recently published unveiling work "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon", there was another decision by the series makers besides Daenerys ‘rape in the" Game of Thrones "pilot, with which author George R.R. Martin couldn't befriend: the marriage between Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and tyrant Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon).
The marriage of convenience initiated by Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), which begins with a rape on their wedding night, caused discussions among fans of the series as soon as it was broadcast. So one argued, among other things, whether Littlefinger was aware of Ramsay's sadistic character when he handed Sansa over to him without resistance.
"Littlefinger would never have given Sansa to someone who would harm her"
If it had been up to Martin, this unfortunate relationship would never have happened. For example, the author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, on which the hit series is based, explained in an interview that Littlefinger was "possessed by Sansa" in the book. Baelish saw her half of the time "as the daughter he could have had with Catelyn Stark if he had married her" and the rest of the time as an image of her mother that he would have wanted for himself. "He would never have handed Sansa over to someone who would harm her," says Martin, "in the books it will be very different."
The assertion made in the series that Littlefinger was not aware of Ramsay's sadistic streak and underestimated “a stranger” seems more than unlikely. He is portrayed in Martin's books as well as in the TV series as a highly informed insider who is especially familiar with the noble families of Westeros.
“If you didn't know, you're an idiot. If you knew, you are my enemy "
Sansa knows that too, who in the sixth season sums it up when she saw Baelish again: “Did you know about Ramsay? If you didn't know, you are an idiot. If you knew it, you are my enemy. ”In Martin's books, the Bolton leader married her childhood friend Jeyne, who only appeared briefly in the series, instead of Sansa.
Most recently, Martin had already expressed his discomfort about another rape scene. He was referring to a moment in the pilot episode when Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) raped his new wife on their wedding night, despite her being clearly unwell. Although Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is crying, he doesn't let go of her. The book is about a love scene in which Khal notices Daenerys' nervousness, wipes away her tears and they slowly approach each other until sex occurs.
"We never talked about it, it made everything worse, not better," says the new background report by George R.R. Martin. The series had already come under fire for its handling of sexual violence, and the author's statement rekindled the discussion.
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