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Éowyn was a shieldmaiden of Rohan, daughter of Éomund and Theodwyn, After her marriage to Faramir she was called the Lady of Ithilien (in contrast to. 17 quotes have been tagged as faramir: J.R.R. Tolkien: 'In this hour, I do not “ And Eowyn looked at Faramir long and steadily; and Faramir said: 'Do not scorn. Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about Love in The When Éowyn tries to convince Aragorn not to go along the Paths of the Dead.
He stabbed Frodo at Weathertop. He even freaks out Gandalf. So, this terrifying monster thing has just mortally wounded her uncle and she tells it where it can stick it in one of my favorite passages in the whole series.
Leave the dead in peace! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shriveled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye. No living man may hinder me! It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. You look upon a woman. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless!
For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him. He threatened her with horrifying, endless torture and mind rape, basically.
And she laughs at him. And then she stabs him in the face.
She makes him afraid before she does it because up until then, he thought he was immortal. Why would you have this amazing moment where Eowyn defeats an enemy literally no one else in Middle Earth could have…and then have her crawling away from a generic, malignant orc in the aftermath?
Eowyn and Faramir
And why does Aragorn need to save her? What does this do for either character? Other than undermine her achievement, of course. Sticking closer to the original narrative and character would have solved this issue neatly.
Here are my favorite Eowyn and Faramir quotes from the books and movies.
Return of the King Chapter: The Steward and the King 'Seven days,' said Faramir. Joy to see you; but pain, because now the fear and doubt of this evil time are grown dark indeed. Eowyn, I would not have this world end now, or lose so soon what I have found.
But come, my friend, let us not speak of it! Let us not speak at all! I stand upon some dreadful brink, and it is utterly dark in the abyss before my feet, but whether there is any light behind me I cannot tell. For I cannot turn yet. I wait for some stroke of doom. I often dream of it.
I do not know what is happening. The reason of my waking mind tells me that great evil has befallen and we stand at the end of days.
Eowyn Quotes (31 quotes)
Two reasons there may be, but which is true, I do not know. I do not wish to play at riddles. Then if you will have it so, lady, you do not go, because only your brother called for you, and to look on the Lord Aragorn, Elendil's heir, in his triumph would now bring you no joy.
Or because I do not go, and you desire still to be near me. And maybe for both these reasons, and you yourself cannot choose between them.
I wished to be loved by another. But I desire no man's pity. You desired to have the love of the Lord Aragorn. Because he was high and puissant, and you wished to have renown and glory and to be lifted far above the mean things that crawl on the earth. And as a great captain may to a young soldier he seemed to you admirable.