The woman is important too!
Arya Stark, A Game of Thrones
From her first POV chapter, Arya could never truly reconcile the ideals of her society with her own personal beliefs. Her belief in the importance of women, her championing a butcher’s boy against the future King, her stringent code of justice and morality, always clashing with societal constraints and expectations. Its no wonder she struggled with feelings of inadequacy. She just couldn’t fit into the mold, though she tried her best to.
#ARYA STARK #WHO KNOWS BETTER THAN TO JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR SOCIAL CLASS #WHO BEFRIENDS ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE ON HER JOURNEY #WHO BELIEVES IN ALL TYPES OF EQUALITY #IN HER FIRST POV CHAPTER SHE RELFECTS TWICE THAT LIFE ISN’T FAIR #WHEN IT COMES TO FEMINISM #AND HOW JON IS TREATED BECAUSE HE IS A BASTARD #she is only a child when she thinks these thoughts and that’s incredible imo
She could return to Braavos with Tycho Nestoris. Perhaps the Iron Bank could help find some noble family to foster her. Braavos was the nearest of the Free Cities, though…which made it both the best and the worst choice. Lorath or the Port of Ibben might be safer. Wherever he might send her, though, Arya would need silver to support her, a roof above her head, someone to protect her. She was only a child.
Jon Snow, A Dance with Dragons
Oh Jon, if only you knew….