The Arwen and Aragorn relationship is the main romantic relationship from The Lord of the Rings series, but some of it just makes no sense.
The Arwen and Aragorn relationship is the main romantic relationship from The Lord of the Rings series. Many people were engaged in their love story and wanted them to be together and happy. However, there are a lot of things about their relationship that dont make a lot of sense.
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For people who only watched the movies and didnt read the books, things about Arwen and Aragorn and what keeps them apart can be even more confusing. Theres also the fact that the movies often add things in to tell a more watchable story, so there are definitely many aspects of their relationship that dont make sense.
While in many fantasy stories, especially newer ones, there are often relationships between different races, this wasnt the case in Tolkiens world. The reasons for this are kind of confusing and hard to explain, but the premise is that they basically have different gods.
Also, since elves live so long, its always going to be a lesson in heartbreak to be with someone who dies so quickly. However, it still seems way rarer than is realistic.
In the movies, Arwen gives this necklace to Aragorn as a representation of her love for him, but its not very well explained. Theres a sense that it is somewhat magical or contains her grace, but this is very vague.
While Arwen in the books did wear a white jewel, she actually gave it to Frodo. This necklace was mostly a movie invention, so its hard to say precisely how powerful its supposed to be.
In many ways, the world of Middle-Earth is fairly old-fashioned when it comes to gender roles. There are some exceptions to this for sure, but Arwen seems very much like an old-fashioned lady or princess whose father, Elrond, has a lot of say in her life.
However, since the movies tried to update things somewhat and give the women more of a storyline, this comes across as weird and patronizing.
While its technically possible for any human and elf pairing to fall in love, the thing that sets Arwen and Aragorn apart is that she has the ability to choose to be mortal or immortal like her ancestor Luthien.
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The reasons for this are a bit weird and have to do with the god figures in the world. While this is the explanation, its still not presented well in the movies. And, it seems like Arwen could realistically just live out Aragorns life and find happiness, but things are complicated.
In the books, Arwen is hardly mentioned at all in the main plot. The love story of Aragorn and Arwen is told in the appendices, but Arwen has very little role in the series.
However, the creators of the films wanted to include some of this love story while also giving Arwen more of a role. This means fans see her also as a capable warrior, so the fact that she never goes to see Aragorn again doesnt make a lot of sense.
In the books, Aragorn is a bit less of a reluctant hero than he is in the films. However, since that makes for a more interesting story with character development, Aragorn in the movies doesnt want to become the King of Gondor.
However, the reasons for this are rather shaky, and it makes him seem unwilling.
In one way, this makes a lot of sense. Aragorn clearly carries a lot of guilt over their relationship because he doesn't want Arwen to give up her immortality for him. He obviously loves her and doesnt want her to be hurt because of him.
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However, it can also come across as if he doesnt respect Arwens choice in the manner. He is rather back and forth about things in an attempt to push her away.
Even if Arwen chose not to give up her immortality, theres a chance she would have died young anyway. Elves are immortal but they can die of things like battle wounds, and they can also die of a broken heart.
This is kind of a dramatic trope, but it is something that Tolkien laid out. And, in Arwens case, almost all of the elves would be gone from Middle-Earth by the time Aragorn died, but its a very weird concept in the first place.
Given how loyal Aragorn is, it always felt a bit weird in the movies when he did seem briefly to consider being with Eowyn. While at that point he technically had tried to break things off with Arwen, it did feel out of character.
Its clear that Eowyn would be the easier, sensible choice in a way, but its hard to see how this makes sense for him given the epic nature of his love for Arwen.
This is another thing that only happens in the movies, not in the books. This was definitely a way to create even more drama and desperation for Aragorn and drive his story forward, but it also just doesn't make sense.
If at this point fans presume shed already given up her immortality, then she would obviously be at risk if Sauron had his way. However, this applies to every person left in Middle-Earth. The movies make it seem like Arwens life force is almost linked to Saurons power, and this is strange.
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