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 wouldn’t have minded 5 minutes less of Arwen/Aragorn in the movies if it meant we could have seen 5 minutes more of Faramir/Eowyn from the Houses of Healing.
lotr meme - five quotes (3/5) - “War will make corpses of us all.”
"The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he comes from, and if he really was evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home, and would he not rather have stayed there… in peace? War will make corpses of us all."
And she answered: ‘All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you have leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Eorl and not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.’
‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.
‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’
Danai Gurira as Arwen Undómiel—an Elven lady of royal Noldor blood; the daughter of Elrondal from the line of the Half-Elven, also called the Evenstar by her people. Her aspect was said to recall her ancestress, Lúthien, fairest of all the Elves. After the War of the Ring, she married High Queen Arawend II Elassar, becoming Queen Consort of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor. They governed together for many years, until the High Queen’s death and power was ceded to Ancalimë II, second cousin to the Queen.
Arwen died of a broken heart in 121 F.A., one year after the death of Arawend.
(part VI in the series YOU LOOK UPON A WOMAN, a project which reimagines Lord of the Rings with a cast of women of color)
Lucy Liu as
AragornArawend, daughter of Arathorn—healer, warrior, Ranger of the North, Isildur’s heir, and High Queen of Gondor and Arnor. After leading the army of the West in the final defeat of Sauron’s forces, she was crowned Queen Elessar, also called Envinyatallë, the renewer. First in the line of Telcontillë, her reign was marked by great harmony and prosperity within the reunited kingdom, and renewed cooperation between the races. She died at the age of 210, after a reign of 120 years.
(to go with Angel Coulby as Bramble Baggins)