Originally Posted by Mesanna
The comparison that Sansa = Tully and Arya = Stark is bang on. Sansa is her mother's daughter through and through. I seem to recall a comment from Catelyn where she says Arya is a trial (or words to that effect). I always thought that was a terrible thing for a mother to say. Surely you should accept your children for what they are? However, I digress.
Perhaps I'm being unfair in saying in my previous post that Sansa meekly accepts her treatment. Eulalia is right when she says that this is how Sansa was raised (that quote about "A lady's courtesy is her armour" perfectly summarises it). Confrontation just isn't in Sansa's nature - unlike Arya. The point Devilsgrin makes that Sansa manages to survive in Kings Landing, whereas Arya probably wouldn't, is valid. And, conversely, I doubt Sansa would survive if she had to take the path Arya has taken. I suppose I'm just a bit hard on Sansa because I dislike her passivity. I'll take Arya's bolshieness every time
Finally, it will be interesting to see if Sansa starts to use her sexuality to her advantage in future books. After all, she learnt from the best - Cersei Lannister.
When Cat was told by Cleos Frey that he had only seen Sansa at court her first thought was that she might be dead, but that was quickly folloowed by they had her hidden away somehere becuase she would be so difficult to control.
I agree that Sansa could have never suirvived what Arya did. Assuming for a second that she was smuggled out of King's landing along with Arya, she would have been totally defenseless, her only "armor" being useless with men such as Gregor, and either returned to KL or raped and murdered. It wouldn't have been pretty. Her road in the future is far more interesting. You mention that she was taught about how to be sexual by Cersei. Maybe, but for certain, she is quickly learning how to be manipulative and Machiavellian from Littlefinger, and as we all know, he's a master. I beleive that Sansa will be a force to be dealt with, and OMG, can this possibly be??
Will SHE be the younger and prettier one that Maggy the Frog spoke of?