Why Sansa Stark Doesn't Deserve the Backlash Why Sansa Stark Doesn't Deserve the Backlash

09 May , 2019

The Sansa Stark hate train has really taken off this season. I hear so many people calling her cold and mean, especially after the most recent episode. I am here to tell all the Sansa Stark haters that they are wrong. 

 

If you’re not caught up on Game of Thrones (Season 8 episode 4!), go watch it and then come back!

You'd be a smartass if you'd been through what she's been through 

Sansa Stark could teach a master class on sass and I would religiously attend. She has an extremely sharp wit, and this causes people to dislike her, but these people are wrong.

For many of Sansa’s teenage years, she was held captive at King’s Landing, subjected to the crazy behavior of Joffrey and Cersei on a daily basis. She was taunted by the deaths of her family members, threatened, and beaten, and she couldn't defend herself. This is where her signature sass comes in!

There was really no way for Sansa to talk back to Joffrey. But, she did get some amazing shots in. She was smart enough to learn how much she could get away with without paying for it.

Even if it makes her a little mean, the sass is just evidence that Sansa is an extremely intelligent person, and she isn’t willing to take anything from anyone. Honestly, I love that about her, and I love that her personality evolved based on her circumstances. Even though Sansa can say whatever she wants now that she’s back in Winterfell, the attitude remains, and it’s a great way for Sansa to put people in their place.

She doesn't trust anyone

Especially after the most recent episode, Sansa is getting a lot of flack for revealing Jon’s real name to Tyrion. I get it, Jon asked her to swear not to tell anyone. But, really, is it that crazy of her to admit the truth to Tyrion? No.

At this point in Sansa’s life, she’s been subjected to the worst characters in the entire series. Littlefinger pretended he was trying to help her, but he led her right into the clutches of the Boltons and then he left her to be married to Ramsay, where she would be held a prisoner in her own home and raped by her husband.
Is it that crazy that Sansa doesn’t trust people? Nearly everyone who has claimed to want to help her has ended up having an ulterior motive. And up until recently, every development in Sansa’s life was worse than the last. It makes perfect sense with her background that Sansa wouldn’t trust anyone, not even the dragon queen.

The only people left that Sansa is willing to trust is her family. And, really, what Daenerys is asking of Sansa is to trust her with her home, her family, and her life. Sansa lost all three of those (or come really close) at one point or another. She’s not about to let that happen again. 

So, sure, Sansa did swear not to tell, and then she did. But she didn’t do it out of spite or jealousy. She did it because she’s smart, and she’s done taking shit from people if she can have a say in it.

Sansa endured some of the worst things in the series, and that molded her personality. No, she’s not a flowery, sweet girl. She’s fierce, quick, and powerful. That may not make her as easily digestible as other characters, but it’s evidence that she’s well written. I’d bet money that at the end of everything, she’s going to come in clutch and save the day. 

If you haven't already, check out our review on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4! 

The Sansa Stark hate train has really taken off this season. I hear so many people calling her cold and mean, especially after the most recent episode. I am here to tell all the Sansa Stark haters that they are wrong. 

 

If you’re not caught up on Game of Thrones (Season 8 episode 4!), go watch it and then come back!

You'd be a smartass if you'd been through what she's been through 

Sansa Stark could teach a master class on sass and I would religiously attend. She has an extremely sharp wit, and this causes people to dislike her, but these people are wrong.

For many of Sansa’s teenage years, she was held captive at King’s Landing, subjected to the crazy behavior of Joffrey and Cersei on a daily basis. She was taunted by the deaths of her family members, threatened, and beaten, and she couldn't defend herself. This is where her signature sass comes in!

There was really no way for Sansa to talk back to Joffrey. But, she did get some amazing shots in. She was smart enough to learn how much she could get away with without paying for it.

Even if it makes her a little mean, the sass is just evidence that Sansa is an extremely intelligent person, and she isn’t willing to take anything from anyone. Honestly, I love that about her, and I love that her personality evolved based on her circumstances. Even though Sansa can say whatever she wants now that she’s back in Winterfell, the attitude remains, and it’s a great way for Sansa to put people in their place.

She doesn't trust anyone

Especially after the most recent episode, Sansa is getting a lot of flack for revealing Jon’s real name to Tyrion. I get it, Jon asked her to swear not to tell anyone. But, really, is it that crazy of her to admit the truth to Tyrion? No.

At this point in Sansa’s life, she’s been subjected to the worst characters in the entire series. Littlefinger pretended he was trying to help her, but he led her right into the clutches of the Boltons and then he left her to be married to Ramsay, where she would be held a prisoner in her own home and raped by her husband.
Is it that crazy that Sansa doesn’t trust people? Nearly everyone who has claimed to want to help her has ended up having an ulterior motive. And up until recently, every development in Sansa’s life was worse than the last. It makes perfect sense with her background that Sansa wouldn’t trust anyone, not even the dragon queen.

The only people left that Sansa is willing to trust is her family. And, really, what Daenerys is asking of Sansa is to trust her with her home, her family, and her life. Sansa lost all three of those (or come really close) at one point or another. She’s not about to let that happen again. 

So, sure, Sansa did swear not to tell, and then she did. But she didn’t do it out of spite or jealousy. She did it because she’s smart, and she’s done taking shit from people if she can have a say in it.

Sansa endured some of the worst things in the series, and that molded her personality. No, she’s not a flowery, sweet girl. She’s fierce, quick, and powerful. That may not make her as easily digestible as other characters, but it’s evidence that she’s well written. I’d bet money that at the end of everything, she’s going to come in clutch and save the day. 

If you haven't already, check out our review on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4! 

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