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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.
Oops! Sorry about the simultaneous post, Nargil. I agree, I do think I tend to see Hethlin in her boyish garb in my mind, and it's important to remember that she's probably been shoehorned into dresses for a while now at Dol Amroth.
Your other points are good ones as well - maybe Brand is responding from a different basis than his infatuation... Although I think that we've seen enough evidence to suggest that the "classically beautiful" standard of our time is pretty much the same one that Gondorians observe. It doesn't mean that someone isn't able to appreciate a different standard, of course! Or ankles, given that ladies of that time and place were probably not supposed to reveal them. *g*
However, given my husband's experiences, I'd have to disagree on what Brand notices... I think a 12-year-old is most likely very aware of a woman's curves. He just doesn't quite know how to express his notice or what to do about it! :)
I wonder what Amrothos thinks of all this? His viewpoint might be the most interesting outside one to me, just because of his keen observation and own unconventional lifestyle. Who's perspective would you like see?
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