Originally Posted by moonmop
I've got a friend who is convinced that Martin has written a red herring the entire story in making you feel sorry for the Starks, and having everything bad happen to them, because the reality is the Starks are the antagonists of the story.
When I read this I was thinking "So like The Others (the movie)?" and then the words "the others" appears so many times in your post. Maybe your friend is right!
I'm cool with all Starks except Catelyn because she:
-hates Jon Snow for no reason (well...no reason that he's to blame for)
-released Jaime Lannister, for completely selfish reasons, a man that Robb practically sacrificed 2000 men to capture (her plan didn't even work to boot, Jaime is back working for his team)
Anyways...all hail King Tommen, he lasted 2.5 books to Joffrey's 1.75 books to Robert's 0.75