klainettana asked you: do you have meta about jon/robb’s parallel narratives? Or at least some meta someone else wrote that you like?
Well, speaking in a very general way, Jon and Robb fit perfectly the ‘opposite brothers’ trope (I know, I know, they’re not really brothers if we take R+L=J into account, but since Robb and Jon have always believed they’re brothers, and they have been raised as such, I consider them brothers in all the ways that count that aren’t blood.) The older one is the ‘hero’, and the younger is the outcast and lives in the shadow of his brother, resenting him in a way, even if he loves him. And then GRRM, as always, gives the trope an amazing twist: the hero dies, and the brother rises. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that right after Robb is killed, Jon is elected Lord Commander (I mean… the moment the Lord of Winterfell dies, Jon becomes a Lord? Perfect.) Jon, in a way, becomes Robb. He’s elected as a leader without his consent (Robb’s King in the North scene), he beheads a man to keep the respect of his men (Robb’s Lord Karstark case), he is betrayed by his own men (Robb’s Red Wedding).