Lord of the Rings

Lady of the Rings Part 1

Although “The Lord of the Rings” is mainly focused on male protagonists, there are still very strong, inspiring female characters. The three that come to my mind are Eowyn, Galadriel, and Arwen. Eowyn is a human, Galadriel and Arwen are elves. Each of them play pivotal roles in the series, and without them, the quest to destroying the ring would have been impossible

Eowyn was the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. However, she knew she was capable as any man and wanted to fight in battle as a warrior. Her uncle was not so fond of this idea. He thought that her place was tending the hearth and home, and taking care of the children and elderly while the men rode to battle. She decided to disobey Theoden and disguised herself as a warrior by wearing a helmet to hide her face.

It had been prophesied that no man would be able to kill the Witch King. Her uncle learned this the hard way when he was hit off his horse by the Witch King seated on a nazgul. Eowyn ran in between Theoden and the Witch King and promptly beheaded the Witch King’s steed. He broke her shield arm, but with the help of Merry the Hobbit, she got back on her feet. The Witch King called her foolish and said that no man could slay him. She chuckled and pulled her helmet off, and declared, “I am no man, but a woman” and stabbed him with her sword, killing the Witch King and fulfilling the prophecy.

 

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