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Sep 21, Though Eowyn is Theoden's niece, it is clear that their relationship is closer than that. Eomer has a similar problem seeing his sister clearly. Nov 11, Yet Eowyn's love for Aragorn, though real, is not truly a romantic love. (5) Where Aragorn's relationship with Eowyn was based on his pity and. May 24, However the relationship between sisters and brothers is almost never Beyond the shared characteristics, Eomer and Éowyn arguably have one of the That love, which does not weaken either party or cause problems, but.
What could be more appealing for the lank-haired villain than the beautiful, proud daughter of Rohan? The clue was in the name, you would have thought. In the book he is caught "watching her under his lids and haunting her steps" and in the film he makes very obvious, very clumsy romantic passes at her. They are taken to the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith but they grow steadily sicker.
Faramir awakens to the sweet smell first. A scene depicting this was shot for The Return of the King but only makes it into the Extended Edition. Oscar-winning costume designer, Ngila Dickson, designed the costumes for the scene and considers them some of the best in the entire trilogy. However, while the scene is described in the commentary and interviews, it is not even included in the Extended Edition.
There are not even any set photos of the scene made public. Depending on the version, the books have between and pages. It is no surprise that certain aspects are left out or diminished to fit into the, already considerable, runtime of the films. She is relegated to nursemaid while the men ride to battle, leaving her trapped and angry. Yet she has a strong sense of duty and cares deeply for her family. Her personality is divided between these two poles.
More time is spent watching her moon over Aragorn than as the proud warrior torn between her duties. This matters because A. The closest we get is the line about women in that country knowing that those without swords can still die upon them and fearing neither death nor pain…but it lacks the context and direct confrontation of sexism that the book provides. Grown men cower at the sound of his voice. He stabbed Frodo at Weathertop.
He even freaks out Gandalf. So, this terrifying monster thing has just mortally wounded her uncle and she tells it where it can stick it in one of my favorite passages in the whole series. Leave the dead in peace! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shriveled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye. No living man may hinder me!
It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. You look upon a woman. You stand between me and my lord and kin.Return of the King ~ Extended Edition ~ Eowyn's Dream HD
Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him. He threatened her with horrifying, endless torture and mind rape, basically. And she laughs at him. And then she stabs him in the face. She makes him afraid before she does it because up until then, he thought he was immortal. Why would you have this amazing moment where Eowyn defeats an enemy literally no one else in Middle Earth could have…and then have her crawling away from a generic, malignant orc in the aftermath?
And why does Aragorn need to save her? What does this do for either character?
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Other than undermine her achievement, of course. Sticking closer to the original narrative and character would have solved this issue neatly. It stands out as pointless and tacked on. After all of this, Eowyn ends up in the Houses of Healing and eventually meets Faramir.
They develop a strong bond, one based on compassion and understanding, and we see that Faramir truly appreciates her for who she is. Yet I still miss that relationship because it says so much about both characters. Eowyn ends up discovering what real love is and finally being seen by someone for the amazing person she is.
I wish the film version had honored that more. Because that would have been honoring the proto-feminist character Tolkien created.
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