Little known facts about the characters of the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Only the lazy one didn’t look at Peter Jackson’s sensational film trilogy, and some may even have read the John R. R. Tolkien epic novel The Lord of the Rings about the adventures of brave hobbits. However, few people know that each hero of the great epic had its own story of life in Middle-earth.
Today we will tell about the leader of the rangers and the first king of the Reunited Kingdom of Aragorn and the beautiful elf Arwen:
When Aragorn was 2 years old, his father was killed in a battle with the orcs. Then the mother of Aragorn gave him to be raised in Rivendell to the powerful elf of Middle-earth Elrond. They hoped to hide the true origin of Aragorn from enemies, so that later he could claim the throne of Gondor. Aragorn received the name Estelle, which means “hope” in Sindarin (a dialect of the Elvish language).
When Bilbo went on his journey with the dwarves, Aragorn was 10 years old.In all likelihood, the hobbit could see the young Aragorn when he visited Elrond in Rivendell.
At the age of 20, Isildur's heir learns his real name from Elrond, who hands him the Ring of Barahir and the fragments of the famous sword of Narsil.
The next day, walking in the woods of Rivendell and singing a song about the girl elf Lúthien, who married a mortal man named Beren (the same fate awaited her great-granddaughter Arwen), Aragorn meets Arwen, "the evening star of the elves." At first, he took her for the ghost of Lúthien, whose incredible beauty was rumored to have no equal. Aragorn even called Arwen "Tinuviel", that is, the nickname Beren gave to his beloved. (Lúthien and Beren are the heroes of the novel “The Silmarillion” by John R. R. Tolkien, published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien).
Aragorn, having lived in Rivendell for many years, was quite embarrassed to learn that Arwen was the daughter of Elrond who sheltered him. This happened because Elrond did not want Aragorn to learn about the existence of his daughter, and hid Arwen from her grandmother Galadriel in Lothlorien.
Over the course of 33 years, Aragorn has wandered all over Middle-earth, known as Thorongil.He served in the army of the 16th King Rohan Tengel (father of Theoden), and also fought in the troops of the 25th governor-governor of Gondor Ecthelion II (father Denethor). At that time, Aragorn did great things and gave people hope for a peaceful life.
When Aragorn was almost 50 years old, he visited Lórien and there he again met Arwen, with whom he made a marriage proposal. Rejecting the gift of immortality and condemning himself to taste all the sorrow of mortal life, Arwen agrees.
Rejecting elvish origin and accepting the gift of death, elves should feel all the hardships and deprivation of earthly life. This meant that after becoming mortal, they would not die until they lost everything for which they renounced their immortality. For Arwen, this loss will be Aragorn.
When Aragorn was 210 years old, he told his wife that "it is time to pay the bills." He knew that he would soon die and chose to leave the world in his right mind, rather than a decrepit, helpless and rapidly fading old man, as Arwen could see. His last words to Arwen were: “We must leave in sorrow, but not in despair. Listen! We are not forever attached to the circles of the world, and behind them there is more than memory. Goodbye!".
After the death of the glorious Dunadan, Arwen was destined (as her father Elrond predicted in the second part of the Lord of the Rings: Two Fortresses) trilogy to wander the earth for many years, finding solace until she rests on the top of a hill in Lórien, where he and Aragorn swore to love one another. Arwen lay down on the fallen leaves of the mallorn tree at Karin Amroth, where her infinitely long life without her lover died away. This place became her grave as long as the world did not change, and the people who came after did not completely forget the days of her life.
The love story of the writer Tolkien and his wife Edith formed the basis of the love story Beren and Luthien, and she, in turn, was a reflection of the love story of Aragorn and Arwen.
On the tombstones of Tolkien and his wife, at the request of the writer, “Lúthien” was carved next to the name Edith and “Beren” next to the name of Tolkien himself.