Big Divergence in Game of Thrones Season 5 Book
When a story from the book is made into a big screen, sometimes there are changes, and sometimes there aren’t. So far, the scenes and plots in Game of Thrones are similar to the plots in the books, but I guess things are about to change in Game of Thrones season 5, especially when it comes to Sansa’s faith. You can definitely expect changes – in fact, major and super changes – from the one in the story.
Remember, though, that this article may contain a spoiler for those who haven’t watched it. So if you haven’t watched season 5 AT ALL, it is best for you to stop here, or simply take the consequences.
Okay, so the story in the book is about Sansa who remains with his uncle, Littlefinger, who planned a wedding for her in the Vale. Sansa was about to marry some kind of lord from the territory. Being the last heir of Winterfell, she will see her right without having any association or alliance with the Boltons. It seems that Littlefinger has the plan to take back Winterfell with the aid from the Vale’s lords – after all, this is the main purpose of the wedding, right?
Meanwhile, Ramsay Bolton is about to engage to Jeyne Poole, a girl that is posing for Arya Stark. After Ned Stark’s execution and Arya escaped the King’s Landing, no one where she is, so Jeyne is captured by the Boltons to act like a Stark, keeping peace with the Northerners so they won’t rebel against the new wardens. Well, this is the main plot in the book, mind you.
However, things are going to be different in the series since Sansa is going to be married to Ramsay! Can you believe that? I don’t blame her for not wanting to see the Boltons anymore; not after what they have done to her beloved brother Rob Stark and his family. If you remember the scene the Red Wedding, you remember how the Lannisters are working together with the Freys and the Boltons to massacre Rob Stark. As if it weren’t enough, they cut off his head, attached the head of his wolf to his body, and paraded it. Catelyn Stark was slit and thrown into the river, naked. Ramsay then attacked Winterfell, killing thousands of people, and even capturing Theon and torturing him. Theon becomes Reek with broken mental and different physique because of Ramsay. And we soon learn that Ramsay is a sick person who likes hunting women for sport and skin men alive while their families are watching. Ugh, the horror…
So it is pretty understandable why Sansa is horrified when her uncle brings her to Moat Cailin. Seeing the Boltons is one thing, but marrying one is truly a horrific idea! But Littlefinger, as usual, has his own scheme. Persuasion is his thing. He persuades the poor innocent Sansa into marrying the Boltons for revenge, but we know better what he has in mind. We can only guess the horrifying future lay awaits for Sansa.
Will this big divergence from the book makes the plot more interesting, or just makes things worse? I guess you have to wait and watch the show…