A Catelyn of Thrones (14.1)
Catelyn Stark: The Lady of Winterfell OR An Agent of Pure Evil
FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...
Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...
The Promised Princes are The Wardens of Long Island. The Wardens of Long Island know a whole lot about Westeros and the people that make up the nobility of Westeros. In particular, The Wardens of Long Island- John and SeannieWan- are quite accustomed to the personalities of the Stark family of Winterfell. Of the Stark family, there are a few characters that The Princes That Were Promised, The Wardens of Long Island, do not care for. Of these characters that John and SeannieWan do not care for, there is one that is a complete and total Jerk. This complete and total Jerk has a name. Her name is Catelyn Stark. One of #TPTWP outright refuses to recognize Lady Catelyn as a Stark and instead identifies her by her maiden name- Catelyn Tully, Jerk Daughter of House Tully.
In A Catelyn of Thrones, The Wardens of Long Island follow Catelyn's narrative through A Game of Thrones and expose each decision she makes in the guise of the family's best interest but in the true interest of Catelyn while flying the metaphorical flag of Stupidity.
If there was a House Dumb-Idiot of StupieLand, the matriarch would be Catelyn Stark (or Tully, as it were) and the sigil for House Dumb-Idiot would be a crude depiction of the synapses in Catelyn's brain lighting up as she takes advantage of a situation to further her personal agenda of escaping from the North and stumbling into her own circle of power in the South.
#TPTWP easily point out each and every selfish, dimwitted decision the Lady of Winterfell makes while bringing to light the exponential growth of collateral damage and harm to the Starks, Tullys, noble Houses of the Riverlands, and noble Houses of The North that these selfish, dimwitted decisions bring about.
Is Catelyn Stark more a harbinger of death than Kara Thrace? Does Catelyn spend any time considering the consequences of her actions? Are Catelyn's actions those of the young lady that John and SeannieWan discussed in the previous episode? Did Ned ever have a moment of clarity in which he spat upon the stone likeness of his dead father- the man that set up the doomed marriage pact for Ned's imbecile older brother and the very same marriage pact that would fall into Ned's lap? Is Catelyn Stark worthy of the name Stark? Was House Tully doomed from the moment Lady Catelyn emerged from Minisa Whent's birth canal? Was Catelyn plotting her opportunity in A Game of Thrones from the first inhalation she made of the fresh air found in the atmosphere surrounding Riverrun?
Yes. No. Possibly. Likely. No. Yes. Probably.
For more in-depth and complex answers to these surprisingly simple questions, as well as a whole lot of fun going deep on the biggest antagonist in A Game of Thrones, who is totes presented as a 'protagonist' by The American Tolkien Turtle-Man, tho best giveth a listen to this Super-Sized episode.
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