Well, that has the possibility of being a good song lyric.
Remember what I wanted yesterday, for Éowyn to break out? I was right!
The side of Éowyn that’s tired of taking care of everyone left behind from the wars has shown up. She thinks that Aragorn wants to ride off into some glorious end, and all that will be left for her is the task to wait for the conquering armies to burn her house down around her.
Aragorn, naturally, sees the duty in this, and wishes that Éowyn would stay and bring help for those who remain.
There’s actually a bit of this that doesn’t have to do with gender roles. Éowyn sees herself as a member of a proud house. Because of her nobler upbringing, she knows how to do many things, such as wielding a sword or riding horseback. She’s done with always being the one that they leave to take charge of the house. She could fight just as well as any of the men. Why not leave some lower class woman to take her place? If it’s a matter of class, why not leave a man, and let those who want to fight do so?
Éowyn also mentions wanting to run off and follow Aragorn, and in this, I actually do have to say that she’s a little out of her depth.
No matter whose job it is to watch over the flock of Rohan, they can’t leave it and find something else to do. That’s a responsibility that needs handling. For all that I see Éowyn’s points, she’s being a little irresponsible.
Again, if this has something to do with romantic emotions, I can understand it a little more. But still, that hasn’t been established officially.
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Compound words! Pah.
No one dies today.
“‘Yet I do not bid you flee from peril, but to ride to battle where your sword may win renown…'”