Native Americans have been wondering the same thing for centuries, Ann.
Nicole. 20. American University, Washington DC.
Fandoms: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Les Mis, etc.
A bunch of people asked for me to make this rebloggable so here ya go.ANONYMOUSwhat do you think about the jon/theon relationship that could but never was and like their parallels?
Oh well. Theon/Jon are sort of equal opposites.
Things they have in common
- Their inability to be completely accepted among the Starks
- Both boys remember a time when they had fantasized about being accepted as a Stark (Theon marrying Sansa, Jon becoming lord of Winterfell)
- Both boys eventually accept themselves as who they are.
Things that make them different
- Jon basically…handles it better than Theon. While Theon left Robb in order to join his own family and became increasingly bitter about his situation (which lol, he had every right to do), Jon always sort of pushed back his desires for the sake of the people be loved. When he was given the chance to be legitimized, He denied the opportunity to be fair to Sansa even though they were historically distant and she hardly considered him a brother (not to mention Jon had NO IDEA whether she was even alive).
- On note right, Jon arguably had been treated much better than Theon at Winterfell. Cat and Sansa were the only two Starks to ever express distant or negative sentiments his way (Sansa later retracted these thoughts) All of the Starks, minus Robb and Arya (who has said nothing) express their distaste for Theon, and Theon even recalls Robb’s distance (blah blah he never smiled at him and was hard on him with regards to Bran, etc) where has Jon and Robb had always been close without any barriers. Theon recalls being beaten, which is something I do not remember reading from Jon. Jon was free to leave at any time, where as Theon was a hostage. Jon most certainly experienced being outcasted and treated differently, but there was really no gray area for Theon, who was a straight up outsider.
- Their relationship with women is really different. Jon Snow would be very accurately labeled as a feminist. Theon is a sexist. Theon is extremely sexual and known for being promiscuous and has shown that he didn’t put much care into how having sex affected the women around him, while Jon was extremely uncomfortable about getting a woman pregnant. Jon believed that his sister had the right to inherit over him despite him being older. Theon was ready to ship his sister off to the highest bidder to take away her ability to inherit. You could probably go down this list for awhile.
- Jon’s arc really consists of him finding out who he is through making a name for himself. Theon’s arc is about finding out through he is by getting his name stripped from him.
I’ve never felt that it was a big loss that the two didn’t get along, mostly I think because it makes sense that they didn’t. Jon is such a kind and understanding and unselfish person, and Theon starts the series off being bitter and selfish and full of rage. I can easily see Jon not being able to fully understand Theon and not wanting to put up with his bullshit, and Theon seeing Jon as yet another person who technically shouldn’t have privilege over him who does anyway.
That being said, I love them both, you know?