Stephen Youll’s depiction of the Tully funeral from A Storm of Swords.
I wanted to make a strong mother character. The portrayal of women in epic fantasy has been problematical for a long time. These books are largely written by men but women also read them in great, great numbers. And the women in fantasy tend to be very atypical women… They tend to be the woman warrior or the spunky princess who wouldn’t accept what her father lays down, and I have those archetypes in my books as well. However, with Catelyn there is something reset for the Eleanor of Aquitaine, the figure of the woman who accepted her role and functions with a narrow society and, nonetheless, achieves considerable influence and power and authority despite accepting the risks and limitations of this society. - GRRM on Catelyn Stark
"Please," she said. "He is my son. My first son, and my last.”
- Catelyn Stark, A Storm of Swords
"Noooo," Cersei wailed, "Father help him, someone help him, my son, my son…”
- Tyrion Lannister, A Storm of Swords.
IGN: Forgive me if I’m not remembering, but have we seen much of her reaction to Catelyn’s death?
Christie: No. We do see her reaction, but again, it’s an unconventional narrative. It’s through her deeds. Because I haven’t watched the episodes, I don’t know precisely how they’ve organized the story in terms of how they edit, but from what I recall of the scripts — from what you have seen so far — you perhaps have not witnessed her response indeed.
Soooo, we are going to see Brienne’s reaction to the Red Wedding, in some later episode? I hope it’s true and I’m sooo down for it! It’s something that I missed in episode 1.