November 7, 2001
The Beef About Arwen
If Jackson can 'beef up' the role of Arwen without hurting the premise of the story, I don't have aproblem with his doing so. One of the problems I have with the book is that Arwen becomes queen of Gondor and a major character, only at the end, and you don't learn anything about her at all until after the story is over. I don't think J.R.R. would mind if some more detail could be added to her character without damaging the original story. Only time will tell.