oh my poor heart!
One of the things I love about Aragorn (and almost all of the men in Middle Earth) is their respectful behaviour towards women. I think it is rare these days.
People over look the scene where Eomer finds Eowyn unconscious in the battlefield, and thinks she’s dead. He cried, yes. But don’t you get it? He’s a warrior, warriors are taught not to cry. I think it shows his love for her beautifully.
Éomer and Éowyn’s relationship is one that, in the films at least, isn’t featured as heavily as we should have liked it to be; but what little we did see certainly spoke a lot. Foremost, I think the relationship between the orphaned siblings was very pure and the model sort of sibling affection. Growing up in Rohan, even for those of royal lineage, was quite harsh, and the deaths of their parents must have been a horrible loss to them. Both Éowyn and Éomer loved their uncle and cousin dearly too, but then Wormtongue’s betrayal resulted in the loss of both; so in the end, the only true constant they had was each other.
IN CASE YOU HAD FORGOTTEN:
Before this moment Eomer had no idea Eowyn was even on the battlefield. He thought she was back, safe, in Rohan taking care of the people. Until the moment he saw (what he assumed was) his sister’s lifeless corpse he didn’t even know he should have been worrying about her. He didn’t even know he had to be scared of this.
The very best scene!!!
Escola de Teatro da Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA
David O. Selznick photographed with the painting used in “Gone with the Wind”
old but gold
Inglourius Basterds by Adam Rabalais