August 28, 2001
Tom, Eowyn and Arwen
Hello! First I'd like to thank everyone for making
constructive replies to my opinions regarding Tom Bombadil. I'm not going to shout anyone
down as I can appreciate, and understand, your opinions totally - I just don't agree with
some of them.
I'd like to pick up a point raised earlier regarding Eowyn... I agree with C.Russell - I
think that Eowyn's role is diminshed by having Arwen in a more "active" role.
She will not have the same impact now as she could have and this IS a mistake by PJ.
Dana F is spot on regarding her interpretation of what Arwen symbolises: she is Aragorn's
salvation and hope of better things to come. To change her character in the ways that are
rumoured does sadden me as I feel such changes are not for the better. If PJ wished to
show a strong, in respect to active participation, female character (beyond Eowyn), why
not use the appendices in LotR which describe the battles of Galadriel in defending
Lorien. Let's not forget that at the end of the War of the Ring Galadriel uses her magic
to destroy the very foundations of Dol Guldur so that know evil could inhabit that place
That being said I still think the films will be awesomne - I know of some changes that
have been made, and in my opinion for the better. And also if they get people interested
in Tolkien's books then that can only be great for everyone.