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Princes of Dol Amroth
February, 25 2006
Questions about the life and times of Imrahil and his family can be asked here, including questions about Ultimatums, Kin-Strife and the shorter stories. Discussions about Brand can go either here or in the Best-Loved Son thread, since his stories sort of overlap both cycles.
As for Maidh, I didn't think Eowyn was that waspish, but perhaps she was-she is a difficult voice for me.
I'm guessing she was hard for Tolkien too. I don't think he was very good at getting into female heads. And she wasn't actually nasty to Maidh, she just came across to me as a bit curt and unsympathetic.
She was looking forward to a pleasant, peaceful evening showing off her firstborn and then this business happens and makes her look bad.
Yes, after I'd thought about it a bit I could see why she'd feel like that.
She's starting to be rather stressed out anyway, a la Chess and I thought this would play OK.
You know it *does* play OK - I think it's a good thing if Eowyn comes across to others (readers or other characters) as "difficult" sometimes. Better difficult than dull! It just requires a bit more thought to see where she's coming from, and generates more comment. Just like in real life. When you think about it, it would be weird if Eowyn settled happily into normalcy in Gondor, after her life up to and including the Ring War. And if she settled into easy and confident non-conformity, she'd verge on being superhuman, which usually doesn't play so well.
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