This is one of the most moving clips of film I’ve ever watched. I guess that’s because I’ve tenaciously sought this level of passion and loyalty, this connectedness, as long as I can remember. The way Ygritte says, “Don’t ever betray me,” chokes me up every time. THAT is how I want to be loved! The way she expresses it is part passion, part vulnerability, part threat all in few words. Brilliant.
Ygritte points out ultimate loyalty is not to the larger impersonal groups they’ve sworn fealty to, but rather to each other. She reduces the world to their dyadic relationship. She knows with powerful love and passion as a couple you can stand against anything! 🙂