Why Catelyn Stark hates Jon Snow

Catelyn is one of my favourite characters. She is a mother through and through and goes above and beyond for her children, not only out of duty but out of genuine love. Everyone is getting bent out of shape over her treatment of Jon Snow. Catelyn saw him not only as a reminder to Ned’s (alleged) infidelity, but also as a threat to her trueborn children’s futures. Ned acknowledges Jon Snow as his son, legitimizing him, which means Jon could later on legitimately make a claim on Winterfell and all that was to be promised to her children. Catelyn hates Jon Snow not because of who he is, but of what he represents: infidelity, dishonor, and a legitimized threat. 

Cersei Lannister is no different in this respect and goes a step farther in actually having Robert’s bastards killed (even one that was only a baby). Yet most people here on tumblr seem to idolize her, when in fact she is the crueler and more ruthless of the two. 

  1. adragonisnoslave reblogged this from misterandry and added:
    tbh i think it’s part of the whole I’M A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE thing that’s everywhere where your opinion is !!!DIFFERENT!!!...
  2. adragonisnoslave said: i see a few opinions in the confessions every now and again, but most everyone hates her. my love of her went down a bit after her POV, but goddamn i still love her.
  3. ibecameawerewolf reblogged this from patbee and added:
    I second that motion.
  4. misterandry reblogged this from adragonisnoslave and added:
    I FORGOT ABOUT BARRA, WOOPS, NEVERMIND. but seriously where is everybody that idolizes her am i missing something am i...
  5. patbee reblogged this from misterandry and added:
    serjorahmor—mountme:...I wish there were a beautiful tumblr world in which we could love...
  6. quinngrey reblogged this from worldforgotten
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  8. alaynerivers reblogged this from smtownglobal and added:
    Also, I’m pretty sure if you love Cersei, you don’t have this issue with Catelyn. I personally LOVE Cersei, but Catelyn...
  9. smtownglobal reblogged this from worldforgotten and added:
    but "most people" hate cersei and out of all the 1% (?° that loves her no one is idolizing her
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