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I think that by that point, both of them were lonely and both of them were sort of set adrift in life, he having lost his father and brother and the whole debacle of those relationships and she having lost her uncle and having been spurned by Aragorn. That said, I don't think that wanting to get together with Faramir because of his position is such an awful or shallow thing in light of the world they live in.
We see evidences of that type of pairing in our own histories It is as valid a reason as any in my opinion. And it does not necessarily mean that there is no love between the parties. In fact these marriages may be better because there is so much more at stake than individualistic notions of love and desire. As for Eowyn settling down in marriage with a family, I don't think that it's necessarily out of character either. Most women, I'd wager, regardless of their position, strength, influence or badassedness want a partner and children.
This isn't so much a social construct as it is a natural inherent drive. With that, I think that what Tolkien did with her was actually quite honest and even unusual.
First, we need to go to the books. Eowyn in the books is a very cold, very unhappy, character. Like have a life of any kind. In the book, Eomer has a major realization after that, that he might not really have ever known his sister. This is a bit of a running theme when it comes to Eowyn. Her life is exactly what she most fears: She has a lot of very good reasons to feel trapped and bitter.
She sees a leader, someone with strength and resolve. Someone worth following into battle, which she longs to do, and maybe most notably: Now, once Gandalf fixes Theoden everyone goes off to do Important Things and sort of forgets about her. Now that the king is better no one seems to consider what she wants out of life, what her hopes or dreams are, what she can contribute beyond helping the men be more manly.
Unfortunately, once she meets Aragorn, things start to get wonky. Not because I have any problem with romantic storylines! My issue is with the way they had Eowyn moon over Aragorn in the films.
And it hinges on a key scene from the book that they left out completely. And she calls him on it. 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.
Full of sexist shit, in fact.
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This matters because A. Yet the deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised. Especially if the characters involved are fair, tormented and truly popular in most ways.
The two small scenes that did make it to the Extended Edition are nowhere near as complex, fascinating or touching as the two book chapters on which they have been based. There she is diagnosed with Black Breath, the result of exposure to anything Nazgul.
It is Aragorn who, with the aid of some athelas and his amazing kingly skills, saves her life.
Recovering, she finds herself locked up inside the Houses of Healing, with everyone already departed for the Black Gate except Merry. She demands to see the lord of the city, to be released so she can join the fight. She is brought before Faramir and pleads her case to him, but all he gives her is the freedom to move around the premise.
And suddenly her winter passed, and the sun shone on her. And they all lived happily ever after. All of this is shown in the movie in two small sequences.
She is then shown lying awake in her bed, and standing in front of a window — a moment reminiscent of her lamented: The entire sequence is shrouded in a nightly blue, and on the soundtrack is a song sung by Liv Tyler, who plays Arwen in the film. She rode into battle, partly to defend her people and partly to die though this is hardly shown in the movie at alland achieved neither.
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Faramir goes to stand beside, and a very small conversation ensues. The city has fallen silent. There is no warmth left in the sun. It grows so cold.