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One of the problems with LOTR, from the point of view of a modern audience, Dynastically the only thing notable about the marriage of Faramir and Eowyn is. When Aragorn declares his plan to go to the Paths of the Dead, Éowyn These are unanswerable questions, but this relationship between Éowyn and Faramir. do you think faramir and eowyn are a good match? what do you think i'm wondering how well "untamed" eowyn will do in any marriage, since . Complications from unhealed medical problems caused by Faramir's birth?.
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.
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Tolkien - The One Ring
Awesome as she was, she was a bit high strung if memory serves and so many things happened to temper her. She lost her uncle who she loved dearly.
She saw so much death and destruction. The land was altered. While hope had been restored with the defeat of the Lord, innocence was a distant memory. During her convalescence she had the opportunity to reflect and I think was actually wooed by Faramir who to my memory was very different from her. 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.
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? 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.
Eowyn and Faramir relationship
They develop a strong bond, one based on compassion and understanding, and we see that Faramir truly appreciates her for who she is. For you are a lady high and valiant and have yourself won renown that shall not be forgotten; and you are a lady beautiful, I deem, beyond even the words of the Elven-tongue to tell. And I love you. Once I pitied your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, were you the blissful Queen of Gondor, still I would love you. Eowyn, do you not love me?
And suddenly her winter passed, and the sun shone on her. I will be a shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying.
I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren. Then Faramir laughed merrily.
Yet I will wed with the White Lady of Rohan, if it be her will. And if she will, then let us cross the River and in happier days let us dwell in fair Ithilien and there make a garden.
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All things will grow with joy there, if the White Lady comes. Was there no woman of the race of Numenor to choose? And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.