Discussion in 'Movies' started by MeltingRoses, Oct 8, 2010.
What was the purpose of the necklace Arwen gave to Aragorn? Was it a symbol of her life/immortality?
*strongly recommends MeltingRoses put the Lord of the Rings in her Amazon basket or on her christmas list*
Many of these things like this will make a lot more sense once you've read the original material And don't think you'll know it all either - the films changed a lot of the content around from the original. However it was done in such a manner that the whole ambiance of Middle Earth was (by most who saw the films) considered well captured. You'll also get to read of the Scouring of the Shire the one scene almost everyone agrees should have been in the films.
lol yes yes i just finished the FOTR and then I need to read The Hobbit (I know it's out of order but that's just how things worked out) and then once I have some free time, say christmas, I'm going to read the rest. I just have so many questions though!
actually i have read lotr twice, but it was long time ago. so i got really confused about all that necklace thing, cause in movie it was presented as sort of immortality, which of course doesn;t make any sense and as far as i know is just for dramatic affect ( please correct me I;m wrong)
the necklace doesn't actually appear in the book, so...
But does anyone have a clue as to what it symbolizes in the movie?
well, judging from what Arwen says while giving it, it represents her soul and her immortality. When she first gives it to Aragorn, she says "it is mine to give to whom i will. like my heart" implying that she is giving herself to him. Later, whenever anyone speaks of Arwen's waning, they always motion to or look at the Evenstar necklace: The light of the evenstar is fading, i choose a mortal life, arwen on her deathbed scene, etc.
I suspect its used to partly try and represent part of the elves support that is lost in the translation to the film - in much the same way that the elves appear at Helm's Deep. Ever notice how not a single elf survives that battle? Partly its because they were never meant to be there to start with, the only elf at that battle was Legolas - the others were all leaving middle earth and their support came from other sources.
Eg the elfbread has a major role in the crossing of Mordor by Frodo and Sam that is never really brought out in the films, but which is a key part of the elves support of the quest.
I need to read the books again, but yes, I understand how the necklace gets confusing. It was kind of confusing me when I watched the movies, because I didn't remember anything about it IN the books. And also I hate how they had Elrond bring Aragorn the sword Anduril, when he actually took it with him as they left Rivendell. And ARAGORN named it Anduril, not Elrond!
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