|The LOTR Movie Site
November 20, 2000
Re: Arwen in Company
I believe that if Tolkien didn't put Arwen in the company
then she shouldn't be there, however as to women in martial situations, their smaller
physical build affords them greater speed and flexibility than their male counterparts. By
using a lighter sword and utilizing greater speed would a woman not pose a threat to a
muscle-bound giant with an overly heavy sword.