The LOTR Movie Site
July 20, 2000

Why Meddle with the Classics?
Erica W. (age 13)

When I first caught wind of the rumor that Arwen would be portrayed as the warrior princess type I was shocked and appalled. Arwen Evenstar was never meant to be a sword-wielding heroin!

In the books she was guarded like a treasure and was rarely even seen by mortals. The mere idea that she'd be riding into battle with blood stained garments defeats the whole perhaps of her character. Eowyn and Galadriel are the only heroines the books need.

Words cannot describe the beauty and the power of these books so why do they need to be altered? Please don't mess things up!