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Two Drabbles Concerning Eowyn  by annmarwalk 4 Review(s)
BranwynReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/26/2004
Ann, now you are making me laugh! You know, I read an argument somewhere about whether there would be tea in Gondor and thought, "Well, of course there would be -- it's just that it would be herb tea instead of black tea!" If a society has hot water and herbs, there will be tea... And you were inspired to write this drabble by the brown-clad errand-runner of UPS! LOL!

Branwyn

Author Reply: whether there would be tea in Gondor
Why the heck not? It's not like Middle Earth is in some galaxy far, far away...

Eowyn's life in Rohan would have been much simpler, rustic - it's a pleasure to think of all the new scents, tastes, sensations that Faramir would have introduced to her (other than the obvious, of course!)

BranwynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/26/2004
Her sad mood seems appropriate. Leaving her home would be a greater sacrifice for her than for a woman today; she might not return to Rohan for months or even years. But perhaps it will be easier for her than for some women, since both she and Faramir are leaving their homes to begin anew. I like how, refusing to brood, she takes a cheerfully pragmatic view of her situation--very Rohirric!

Branwyn




Author Reply: Despite the thousands of words he wrote, I'm often frustrated by what Professor Tolkien left out. Of course, LOTR isn't meant to be a sociological or psychological treatise on career options for young princesses - that's our job, to get inside the characters' heads and try to figure out what might have been going on there.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/26/2004
An excellent drabble-look at the challenges faced by Eowyn as a young bride leaving her home.

Author Reply: Thanks, Raksha! I appreciate your continued support and encouragement.
And I'm still swooning over "The Bower" - lovely!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/26/2004
A skillful nod to the ups and downs of pregnancy. The tenderness between the now married lovers shines through...

Author Reply: Thank you again. These two, in their newfound happiness, are always a pleasure to write.

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