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Here's what I think...


Feb 13 2013, 1:52pm

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1. It's a nice part of Eowyn's character arc, that shows her determination to fight and not to be treated as 'just a women'.

2. I never really noticed this, but I think that it might be more from Theoden's point-of-view (is he taller than her?), and also to show that she is smaller than men.

3. She obeys him because she has to, not just because he is her uncle but also because he is her king. And his tone implies to me that this is not a request anymore but a command. She's not happy about it, though.

4. I think that I would obey the king's command, family or not.

5. Now, I have always thought Eowyn's wish to fight quite arrogant and selfish, especially in this scene. Theoden is already one heir down, with the death of Theodred, he has no idea where his new heir, Eomer, is at that moment. Theoden has no one else left to lead the people to Helm's Deep, in case he is killed (and I don't think Theoden has any other choice but to fight - he is in command, after all). He has to look after his people somehow, and Eowyn is the only member of the royal family left.

Subject User Time
SCOD: I can fight! FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Send a private message to FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Feb 13 2013, 12:47pm
    my answers arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 13 2013, 1:22pm
    Here's what I think... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 13 2013, 1:52pm
    She's trapped again. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 13 2013, 8:20pm
        A fighter Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 13 2013, 9:38pm
    The way I understood this scene zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Feb 14 2013, 6:34am
    I can fight? willowing Send a private message to willowing Feb 18 2013, 8:01am
    Eowyn nice. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 20 2013, 1:02am
    Eowyn/Theoden Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Mar 1 2013, 8:45pm


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