the women are the strong ones, truly.
'…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. All things will grow with joy there, if the White Lady comes.'
'Then must I leave my own people, man of Gondor?' she said. 'And would you have you proud folk say to you: “There goes a lord who tamed a wild shieldmaiden of the North! Was there no woman of the race of Numenor to choose?” '
'I would,' said Faramir. 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. And many indeed saw them and the light that shone about them as they came down from the walls and went hand in hand to the Houses of Healing.
And to the Warden of the Houses Faramir said: ‘Here is the Lady Eowyn of Rohan, and now she is healed.’
I dislike Eowyn and Faramir. The ship not the people (okay, Eowyn annoys me just a tad). But I feel that it has completely come out of nowhere. It doesn’t appear (to me) that they have any chemistry or “spark” and that it was just there for the sake of it.
Y’know you can defend the ship in the book without resorting to put down the movies.
I love Faramir/Eowyn. I will ship them to eternity and beyond, that is how much I love them. Do I wish they had more screen time in the movie to show how their relationship developed? Sure. Do I understand why it was mostly left out/relegated to a couple of scenes in the ROTK EE? Yep. Much as I love it, it was background and not key to moving the central plot of the story along, which was the main characters of the Fellowship. Let’s remember that the movies are constrained by the time factor. In fact I recall an article some many moons ago (back in early 2003) where Miranda Otto mentioned something about seeing Eowyn’s wedding dress.
That being said, oh my GOD, OP, have you not read the books?! Have. You. Not. Read. The. Books!? Faramir’s courting of Eowyn pretty much raised my standards in a potential partner. It’s like, That. That is the bar, it’s pretty high up there, and if you can’t reach it, go home. It annoys me when people say he rescued her or tamed her. He did no such thing. He helped her out of a dark place, turned her towards the light and let her make the decision. He placed the power of choice in her hands, and he did not judge her for the choices she had already made.
"out of nowhere"? They had 2 1/2 to 3 chapters showing how their relationship developed! In the story itself, not relegated to an Appendix.
Yeah, ok I’m done
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
…not grieve for those whose time has come. You shall live to see these days renewed. No more despair.