A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin
A Game of Thrones Chapter 8 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- Eddard and Catelyn have two daughters, Arya and Sansa. Sansa, the older child, wants to be a good lady, which is why she names her wolf Lady.
- By contrast, Arya is a bit of a wild tomboy and she names her wolf Nymeria, after a warrior queen.
- Arya hates sewing with all the ladies (including her teacher, Septa Mordane, her sister, her sister's friend Jeyne Poole, and Princess Myrcella); instead, she runs out to watch the boys play with swords.
- We get to see the Stark kids and the royal kids play-fight here, but the main message is that Joffrey is "truly a little shit," as Jon Snow tells Arya (63). Got it.
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