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October 9, 2000
Another Short Response to Max
I see your point as so I understand the difference in being
an active female and being "macho". Nevertheless, I still consider Arwen's
bladeslinging to be "macho" and a desperate attempt to fit the standard of
modern society's "stronger" woman.
I could understand expanding her role some but in a different area. She does not need to
saddle up with the warriors to be their equal. She is better than that. Her character was
made to be better than that.
As for the "Buffy" analogy, I feel that is a rather crude comparison. That is
the same as comparing LOTR to Armageddon. Just trash! Trash! I say.
I am beginning to doubt that you have any love for the story that Tolkien wrote. You seem
to be worrying to much about society's opinions. A work of art such as that of literature
should take only the feelings of its creator into consideration. This MODERN society did
in no way effect Tolkien's feelings and should not be taken into consideration when making
an adaptation of his work of art.