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 Post subject: A question about the Eowyn and Aragorn
PostPosted: November 25th, 2006, 9:25 pm 
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So you know that one scene in the beginning of ROTK, where Eowyn hands Aragorn the cup, and then theoden says "i am happy for you both, he is an honerable man." what did the whole cup thing mean, I didnt get it.....

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PostPosted: November 26th, 2006, 4:35 am 
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in anglo-saxon times, it was the queen's duty to take a cup round to each warrior, starting with the king and working down through the ranks. the way i understand it, it was a way of signifying the unity of the warriors, but at the same time retaining the hierarchy. rohan is based on anglo-saxon england, so it's natural that they would have such a tradition too. obviously rohan had no queen (theoden's wife was dead) so eowyn assumed that role as the king's nearest female relative.

theoden's comment has nothing to do with the cup giving itself (as you can see, it wasn't a courtship ritual or anything) - he obviously just thought he saw something between eowyn and aragorn as she gave him the cup.

hope that answers your question.

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PostPosted: November 26th, 2006, 3:25 pm 
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Thank you. That helps

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^ well said!


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I thought Theoden was assuming in that Aragorn loved Eowyn, vice versa. Thanks for the explanation

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2006, 11:08 am 
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yeah when he said that i think he did assume there was something b/w them but as we all know....and they find out later...there wasn't

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2006, 3:00 pm 
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Thankfully. Arwen and Aragorn made such cute coupel.

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Thanks, I've been wondering about that for some time :)

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PostPosted: December 25th, 2006, 12:13 am 
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[font=Arial, sans-serif][/font]I just felt bad for Eowyn when Aragon just rejected her. Even though he laid her down pretty easy about it..I actually plan on using that line on a girl I just can't break up with easily. "I can not give you what you seek." Great angle to tell a girl that you don't love her. I give Aragon mad props.


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PostPosted: December 26th, 2006, 8:02 pm 
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^Sad! I'd be more depressed than ever if someone rejected me with a TLotR quote!

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Hahaha. Well through my eyes, I think it would be better than saying "Well, your dad just came out of a huge spell casted by Sauroman and is a little bit on the crazy side right now, and your brother just died so I think you're just desperate for anybody to comfort you, and that's just not me, babe."

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PostPosted: December 28th, 2006, 12:46 am 
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^Tee hee! Hey, I'd let that one slide. Except Theoden is her uncle and Theodred is her cousin...

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PostPosted: December 28th, 2006, 12:48 am 
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Eärendur wrote:
Hahaha. Well through my eyes, I think it would be better than saying "Well, your dad just came out of a huge spell casted by Sauroman and is a little bit on the crazy side right now, and your brother just died so I think you're just desperate for anybody to comfort you, and that's just not me, babe."


thanks to that last little bit, i now have an image of aragorn turning eowyn down by singing bob dylan's "it ain't me, babe". do you think he can play the harmonica? :laugh:

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:roll: Sure, why not? [oh, yeah. maybe there aren't harmonicas in M-e] I can totally see Aragorn playing the harmonica!

The question is: Can he play the harmonica while drinking from the cup Eowyn offered him????

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PostPosted: December 29th, 2006, 10:07 pm 
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Princess of Ithilien wrote:
The question is: Can he play the harmonica while drinking from the cup Eowyn offered him????

Ooh, I would pay BIG money to see that! :laugh:

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PostPosted: December 30th, 2006, 11:04 am 
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I think it'd be just below impossible--he'd have to be blowing out through the harmonica (without blowing out the mead, because that would ruin the instrument), while drinking in the mead. So on one side of his mouth he'd be blowing out and on the other drinking in. Just about impossible.

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