The Lord of the Rings - Faramir and Eowyn's Relationship, Gender Roles Showing of 70
𝘈𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘰𝘸𝘺𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺, 𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘐 . and when he's coming up edoras, a mountain of browns, blacks and greys. Faramir and Eowyn are in similar places in life when they meet: both grievously injured in heart and body, both have just lost their fathers (in Eowyn's case, her. Faramir, Eomer, and most of the human dignitaries who had been sent out to Even the presence of Eowyn, who appeared completely unruffled, failed to . A male and female elf, both dressed in greens and browns that were richly . "It is a pleasure and an honor to meet all of you," smiled the queen.
We see evidences of that type of pairing in our own histories It is as valid a reason as any in my opinion. And it does not necessarily mean that there is no love between the parties.
In fact these marriages may be better because there is so much more at stake than individualistic notions of love and desire. As for Eowyn settling down in marriage with a family, I don't think that it's necessarily out of character either. Most women, I'd wager, regardless of their position, strength, influence or badassedness want a partner and children. This isn't so much a social construct as it is a natural inherent drive.
With that, I think that what Tolkien did with her was actually quite honest and even unusual. I think with a character as layered and strong as Eowyn who I love!
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But, that isn't necessarily realistic. Lets look at the reasons she wanted to fight and wanted to be on the front line. She wanted her part in the most important challenge her people were facing. And by the end, that threat was gone. And quite frankly she is a changed person and not for the worst. Awesome as she was, she was a bit high strung if memory serves and so many things happened to temper her.
It looked like a few of them were desperately biting their lips. Packing it into a ball, he hurled it at Legolas. It hit the elf on the shoulder and Legolas glared. You are in for it, human. He gathered another ball of snow and threw it, this time at Elladan. It his him in the face and Aragorn laughed. In the next instant the air was filled with snowballs. Aragorn sank into the snow as he tried to run to higher ground.
He stooped and scooped up another handful. Light footsteps came from behind him. At the last moment he ducked and twisted, hurling the snowball at Legolas. Legolas dived to the floor and it sailed over his head, but before he could get up Aragorn leapt and pounced on him, forcing him down into the snow. Legolas grinned, and Aragorn realised someone was behind him just before a pile of snow was thrust down his back. He yelped in surprise and fell back, landing in yet more snow.
Elladan looked down on him. His grin disappeared as Aragorn began to shovel snow at him with his hands, not even bothering to pack it into balls. Elladan stumbled backwards as Elrohir and Legolas began to pelt snowballs at Aragorn. One hit him in the face and Aragorn cursed, shaking the powder out of his hair. He packed snow together to make a massive snowball and hurled it with all his might at Elladan.
At the last minute, Elladan grabbed hold of Legolas and pulled him in front so the huge snowball hit Legolas squarely in the chest. Legolas shouted in annoyance. Something in his tone made the twins and Aragorn pause.
Legolas bent down and scooped up a handful of snow. Elladan watched him warily. Elladan yelped in surprise. He marched over to where Aragorn was sitting in the snow. The guards surrounding the White Tree grinned as the snowball fight ensued. Aragorn and Legolas were chasing the twins, and then the tables turned and Elladan and Elrohir were fighting back. Powdered snow and inventive curses filled the air. The curses drifted down to the lower level of Minas Tirith, where a man clad in dark greens and a woman dressed in white were walking out of the stables.
They looked at each other and frowned. Behind them came another man in dark greens and browns. He looked over at the man and woman. He poked his head up and looked around.O Senhor dos Anéis: O Retorno do Rei - versão estendida (LEG)
All he saw was a ball of white, before a snowball hit him in the face and sent him reeling backwards. Nobody other than Aragorn and Gimli can swear that fluently in Dwarvish, and Gimli is still in Argalond. He laughed at the sight, and Eowyn and Beregond came to join him. Aragorn was sitting on top of Elrohir, stuffing snow down his tunic. Elrohir was squirming and crying out, but Aragorn's grip was merciless.
Elladan was still on his feet and currently advancing on Legolas, who was desperately throwing snowball after snowball at him. Aragorn looked up, startled, and quickly clambered off Elrohir. A path had been cleared earlier by the guards from the top of the steps to the doors. Eowyn walked smoothly down it, but at the end she stopped, as if thinking.
Elladan, who was standing nearby, watched her cautiously.
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Eowyn stooped, and came up again with a ball of snow in her hand. She threw it as hard as she could, and it hit a surprised Elladan in the shoulder. Before he could wipe the snow from his top, though, she was up the steps and closing the doors to the citadel behind her. The snow around them was churned up in great flurries. Aragorn grinned at Faramir and Beregond. Needless to say, hilarity ensued. The air was thick with snowballs as the two sides fought it out. The elves were quicker, and able to walk on top of the snow, but there was sabotage within their ranks, as Elrohir stuffed snow down Legolas' shirt and Legolas 'mistakenly' hit Elladan with a snowball.
The men were a team, working together to get the elves well and truly covered in snow. The doors to the citadel opened again and the six of them froze, snowballs in hand. Legolas was just about to throw his; it slithered through his fingers and landed with a plop on the ground. Six pairs of eyes watched as the two women sat down on the top of the steps. Beneath the gown she wore her belly was huge. He leant back against the now closed doors and smiled.
I do not feel the cold. I think I can handle a little snow. But I don't mind you getting each other soaking wet, meleth-nin. Eowyn sat beside her. She turned around and watched as the snow slid off the wood. It was Elladan who threw it, by the way. Elvish aim was not that bad. And it would be wrong to side against my husband. They turned and watched the fight until one of the twins, Eowyn couldn't tell which, stumbled within range.
With a grin at each other, the two ladies aimed and threw their snowballs. Elrohir blinked as two snowballs hit him in the chest. Who had thrown those? Legolas and Elladan were currently stalking Faramir and Beregond, and Aragon was stalking them.
His eyes narrowed and he spun around to glare accusingly at the two women seated on the top of the steps.