Originally Posted by vailpass
I don't understand the dislike for Sansa. IMHO she is one of the strongest and most pitiable characters in the entire storyline. A noble daughter raised in a strong house suddenly having her world swept from beneath her feet. She finds herself fatherless, unprotected, held captive to a cruel and bitter boy/king and the machinations of his evil mother.
I root for Sansa and want to see her come out on top.
I've been defending Sansa for as long as I've been entering the GOT threads.
It may have something to do with the fact that the television character is about 4 or 5 years older than the book character. Sansa is 11 in the book. So when you see her as a fairly passive figure and oftentimes very programmed and naive, you have to remember she was written as an 11 year old. HBO has stayed very faithful to the source material...except for the age. So you see someone that appears to be about 16/17 years old acting as an 11 year old would and it frustrates you.
Well it's not Sansa's fault, really - it's HBOs.
I think the book readers tend to defend her a little more because they have a better perspective on her behavior.