Event Title

C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium Banquet

Presenter Information

Hannah Woodard
Joseph Pearce

Location

Hodson Dining Commons

Start Date

4-6-2010 6:00 PM

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"The Shieldmaiden of Rohan" - Hannah Woodard (Student Essay Contest Winner"

This paper explores the origin and purpose of one of Tolkien’s most highly debated characters: Eowyn. I have examined Eowyn from multiple angles, taking into consideration Christian, feminist, and literary perspectives, as well as considering her medieval origins. Tolkien synthesizes all of these factors into a strong female character who represents a larger theme of his work, the triumph of paradoxical power which comes through humility and gentleness. Eowyn’s inner struggle is illuminated particularly by her relationships with both Aragorn, who represents power and renown, and Faramir, who represents restraint and humility. Her final acceptance of her femininity and strength as a woman is achieved largely through the intervention of Faramir, who helps her to understand her heart.

"Race With The Devil: A Journey from the Hell of Hate to the Well of Mercy" - Joseph Pearce

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Jun 4th, 6:00 PM

C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium Banquet

Hodson Dining Commons

"The Shieldmaiden of Rohan" - Hannah Woodard (Student Essay Contest Winner"

This paper explores the origin and purpose of one of Tolkien’s most highly debated characters: Eowyn. I have examined Eowyn from multiple angles, taking into consideration Christian, feminist, and literary perspectives, as well as considering her medieval origins. Tolkien synthesizes all of these factors into a strong female character who represents a larger theme of his work, the triumph of paradoxical power which comes through humility and gentleness. Eowyn’s inner struggle is illuminated particularly by her relationships with both Aragorn, who represents power and renown, and Faramir, who represents restraint and humility. Her final acceptance of her femininity and strength as a woman is achieved largely through the intervention of Faramir, who helps her to understand her heart.

"Race With The Devil: A Journey from the Hell of Hate to the Well of Mercy" - Joseph Pearce