Discussion in 'J.R.R. Tolkien / Lord of the Rings' started by Galadriel71, May 24, 2005.
that must be "the films are much better than the books
To try to put today's standards in a world like Tolkien and Lewis is rather immature, I feel.
In fact Tolkein had a huge respect for women and if anything the fact that he had Eowyn kill the Witch King proves that. It wasn't the big burly warriors that killed on of the most evil people in the stories but a woman and a hobbit.
That should stop the racist and sexist accusations I feel.
Well it wouldn't be a surprise if it was meant to be racist, cause he was one, but that was quite normal in the time he wrote the book...you can't blame him for living in that time...
In the book, the term "men of the west" was very different. It only referred to men like Aragorn. Theoden and the Rohirrim would not have been men of the west. The elvish word "dunadan" which is what Aragorn is, means man of the west. The plural term, Dunedain means men of the west. Eowyn talks about this in the extended version of The Two Towers.
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