Hey ! May be spoiler here (currently reading a Storm of Sword so...). Anyway, I have to ask : Did he or did he not kiss her after the battle ? I read the chapter twice and it says nothing happened but in the next book Sansa says he did. I am puzzled !
He did not kiss her. Don’t worry, I had to do the same thing. GRRM has stated that Sansa is an “unreliable narrator” and that the misremembered kiss will “eventually mean something”
“My name is not My Lord,” replied the monster, “but Beast; I don’t love compliments, not I. I like people to speak as they think; and so do not imagine, I am to be moved by any of your flattering speeches.”
- Beauty and the Beast - Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont
“I’m no lord, no more than I’m a knight.”
Sandor Clegane snarled at her. “Spare me your empty little compliments, girl… and your ser’s.”
- A Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin
The Sandor quote is rather cannibalized, but I just wanted to show that the same thing the Beast says when you first really meet him in Beauty and the Beast is the fucking same thing Sandor Clegane says when you first really meet him in A Song of Ice and Fire.
I mean, it’s not word-for-word and it might not have been purposeful, I was just reading the original fairy tale yesterday and when the Beast said that, it reminded me of Sandor so forcibly that I choked on my drink.
And I wanted to share it with people who would give a shit. aka you people. Because you’re nerds.
As to your question - yes, Sandor is an allusion to the Beast from Beauty and the Beast! There’s an essay about it under the cut. It’s pretty cool if you want to read it. I also talk about Tyrion Lannister more than I thought I would. He’s the second allusion to the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Hence the title.