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ge·nies: hidden from sight. like human beings, good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have freewill like humans and unlike angels_________________________________
doctor who and a song of ice and fire mainly. may be a little into k-pop
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The first question! The question that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight. The question you’ve been running from all your life. Doctor who?
i do not make films primarily for children.i make them for the child in all of us, whether he be six or sixty (Walt Disney)
It’s so sad that some of the loveliest and kindest people dislike themselves a lot
"When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives."
It’s not too often that I look intensely at something, critically analyzing it. Though I recently looked at this graphic depicting each of the Starks (aside from Rickon, respectfully), saying that Robb is brave, and that they have to emulate that. Sure, it’s nice that they all look up to Robb in times of their own struggle, but it’s far more telling in how they say these things.
First is Sansa, who says “I must be as brave, like Robb.”, using her brother’s bravery as a pedestal to her own. Often times Sansa doesn’t have a choice in what happens to her. She holds onto the fact that Robb, despite anything would be brave, and so she also takes comfort in it. She says must, because if her brother can, surely she could too. It’s almost like she builds up her brother, so that she can emulate him. Sansa is often depicted as a girl lost in a fairly-tale, and this is another one of those habits. Taking her brother’s bravery and saying that she must, is almost making him into a symbol for her, something that she can draw strength from in times of distress and trauma.
Arya takes that further, but her totem isn’t bravery; it’s strength. The strength of her brother is most important to him, because surely, he’s never lost a battle, and he can’t be killed. Though she doesn’t say must, she says will. “I will be as strong as Robb.” Now this depicts a difference in the sisters drastically. Sansa saying must, and Arya saying will are testament to the fact that Arya is more willful, and is infinitely more in control of her surroundings. Sure, she is trotted about quite a lot, but in the end, she makes most of her decisions. Sansa says it because, if she can’t control anything else, she should be able to control how she reacts to it. Arya knows what she wants, she knows how to get it, and even still, that changes overtime. Though she still gets to where she wants to be in the end. It shows that Arya will be as strong as her brother because she chooses to, because she has control of doing so.
“I have to be as brave as Robb.” is the last in the sequence, and it’s from the fourth youngest in the Stark family. Bran has lost so much control over everything that has happened to him, that he finds himself in an unfamiliar place that frightens him. In the world of Westeros, first sons are usually the focus of nearly everyone, and every subsequent son looks up to them. In this society, a boy such as Bran has to be as his brother was, just like Robb was sought to be like Ned. There is a pressure, to be like his older brother. He has to be as tall, as strong, as brave, which Bran focuses on the most (since he can hardly be tall, or strong, in his mind). Bravery, is a trait of knights, of noble men like his father, and of course like his brother. And even though Bran has seemingly given up his dream of being a knight, he still thinks of his brother in a knightly figure, brave above all the rest.
All of his siblings (including Jon, and figuratively Rickon) look up to Robb, each with their own needs. The connection to their brother, keeps them together in spirit, ‘the pack survives’ in one mind, and one heart. They aren’t together in body, but having their family influence their actions in a positive or negative way, show their pack mind. Robb at the core, isn’t just the heart of the North, he’s the heart of the Starks.
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