Ran Posted June 8, 2021 Share Posted June 8, 2021 (edited) 11 hours ago, HoodedCrow said: Instead he goes for Arwen He went for Arwen, given that they plighted their troth about 40-odd years before Éowyn was born. Given the thematic resonances within the greater legendarium of the union, and its close ties to some of Tolkien's personal philsophical views, it's no surprise that Tolkien didn't veer to something more "modern". I think there's not really as much wrong with the story as you seem to think, because I suspect you're using the wrong frame of reference. Think about what Tolkien intends to convey and, IMO, his success in achieving that is obviously pretty undeniable. Edited June 8, 2021 by Ran TheNecromancerofMirkwood, Jaenara Belarys, teej6 and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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