Oh, I was so scared when I read this (don't know if it's in the TV series, haven't watched it), but it was awesome and horrible all the same!
All the chapters have names, so you know from what perspective they are written, and when I found out he was near death I cheated and looked for his name later in the book to be sure he wouldn't die, haha! Lucky he didn't!
I have to fight off tears every time I remember/watch/read about this moment. All Bran's dreams... crushed. And for what? All that has unfolded for Bran since then is great but it doesn't really console me.
I like to think of Jaime and the bear pit as the opposite of this moment or the counter to this moment. That makes me cry too... in a different way.
Good point - it's like in the bear pit Jaime has come to do a complete 180 turn and was finally able to do a completely selfless act.
All that has unfolded for Bran since then is great but it doesn't really console me. I feel the same - and I can't help but roll my eyes at those who say that Bran "whines too much" about his condition. Granted, his chapters might not be the most exciting (though I liked them in Dance), but expecting a little kid who is paralyzed, left an orphan, and forced to escape from home into the great unknown to simply shrug it all off... seems a bit too much to me. It would be unrealistic for him not to be affected by what he's gone through.