6. There Are Numerous Female Characters
Ive already complained about Peter Jackson et als
need to add female characters to Tolkiens stories. This primarily comes from scriptwriter Philippa Boyens, who appears responsible for Evangeline Lillys female elf character in upcoming Hobbit films. They want female energy in stories full of males, so why not come up with a character or, as in the case of Lord of the Rings Arwen, give a character who was discussed mainly in the appendices key scenes? Well, if Jackson makes The Silmarillion
this particular line of attack against him will disappear. This is because it is full, full,
of powerful, important female characters. Ive already mentioned Galadriel and Elwing. Theres also Luthien, whowith Berenstole a Silmaril from Morgoth. And Morwen, the mother of the famous human hero Turin Turambar, who becomes an important figure in her own right. And Idril, the mother of Earendil, who devised a secret escape from Gondolin that helped to save many of that citys inhabitants. Im probably losing readers whove never opened The Silmarillion
now. But my point is there are a lot of female characters, so Jackson et al
could make the Silmarillion films without either ruining Tolkiens stories with poorly-written female characters or appearing to endorse a patriarchal system.