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two great novels: Animal Farm” and Lord of the Rings Trilogy”
Not all pieces of fiction literature written in the
early 20th century
had been created with such a deep thought and at the same time with a
delicate style that captures reader’s
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“Arwen, Galadriel and Éowyn: Women in The Lord of the Rings“
Table of Contents
2.Context and Theory 4
3.1Analysis of the description of women´s physical appearance in The Lord of the Rings 6
3.2Romantic relationships in The Lord of the Rings 9
3.3The depiction of women´s power in The Lord of the Rings 10
Primary Sources 15
Secondary Sources 15
This paper will investigate the role of women, primarily focusing on the roles of Arwen, Galadriel and Éowyn, in J.R.R.
Tolkien´s The Lord of the Rings.
I chose to investigate the role of women in The Lord of the Rings, because one has to acknowledge that the plot is dominated by male and therefore scarcely deals with female characters.
In addition, little research has been conducted when dealing with women in this particular novel, which strongly suggests its necessity. Dealing with the novel´s female characters on the one hand provides insight into the society of Middle-earth and simultaneously the position of women within the 20th century society Tolkien lived in, as well as the medieval society, which serves as a model for Middle-earth.
The aim of this paper is to illustrate the roles of women in The Lord of the Rings, by analysing the novel through a feminist lens, taking into consideration that J.R.R Tolkien incorporated several medieval elements that will also contribute to the overall analysis.
In my paper I will illustrate the differences and similarities of Arwen, Galadriel and Éowyn, by investigating the description of their physical appearance, the depiction of their romantic relationships and women´s illustration of power, linking the observed passages to their medieval role models which J.R.R.
Tolkien was inspired by. Before preceding to the analysis, I will illustrate which medieval elements can be found in The Lord of the Rings and explain the approach applied to the .....[read full text]
The role of women in The Lord of the Rings is quite similar to the role of women in the Middle Ages. Most women in the novel belong to a high social class and are not considered to participate in wars, but are responsible for running a household, dealing with domestic matters and protecting the throne.
Opposed to medieval women however, female characters such as Arwen, Galadriel and Éowyn do not entirely depend on the male figures in their lives, but rather have a will on their own. As Arwen, Galadriel and Éowyn clearly deviate from the prototypical woman of Middle-earth in some respect, a feminist literary criticism is being applied, when interpreting their roles within the novel.
According to Peter Barry, “the feminist literary criticism of today is the direct product of ´the women´s movement´ of the 1960s.” (Barry 1995: 121) Barry th.....