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Talk:Éowyn

[edit] Eye colour

Do we have a reference for the eye-colour? I can find no such statement, and neither can Alberto Monteiro. An a priori assumption due to her heritage can be dismissed because she had Gondorian blood via Morwen Steelsheen. -- Ederchil 16:26, 11 February 2008 (EST)

[edit] Beautiful name

Éowyn is what I names my second daughter in 2008. I love her part in LOTR and knew no other name would do. No one knows how to say her name though set her up for a life of being known as just WYN!

[edit] From Analysis

The following passage is dodgy as hell. I can't ref it because it relies on a misinterpretation of Glorfindel's prophecy, and it totally ignores the awesomeness that is Galadriel. She was mother-named Nerwen for a reason. Anyway, unless someone can prove it with ref'd scholarship, leave it out. --Elf-esteem 05:20, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Éowyn's role in the stories challenges conventional stereotypes of the role of women. She succeeds where a man would have failed in slaying the Witch-king and throughout the books even when recovering from the wounds bought in that conflict she rebels against being left behind while the men go off to win glory in war. Her role more than any other female within the mythology challenges accusations of sexism commonly leveled at Tolkien, and in many ways (intentionally or not) displays attitudes ahead of his time in regards to social equality.[source?]
Although I agree with your removal of this section (most sectioned named "Analysis" are full of rubbish), I don't agree with the addition of "He likely overestimated his own power and believed he could contend with any of the race of Men with impunity or thought that none but men would face him in battle." which seems to be a high level of speculation on your part about what the Witch-king thought of his own power. I don't think that is included in the reference. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:29, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Okey dokey! I'll nix it then. ^_^ Thanks for the feedback. It really helps as I learn to edit here. I need to focus on cutting down on my tendency to blah-blah. --Elf-esteem 04:08, 13 December 2015 (UTC)