Tauriel - Fanlore
A relationship that shouldn't exist. A Kiss that shouldn't happen. A story that shouldn't live. A Prince of Mirkwood. A Captain of Guard of Mirkwood. A HIGH and a. Tauriel is a fictional character from Peter Jackson's feature film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The spiders are then attacked by the Wood Elves, led by Legolas and Tauriel. In June Peter Jackson announced that actress Evangeline Lilly, who Though she and Legolas first met as children, and their relationship is. In regards to the relationship between Legolas and Tauriel, I don't think that they ever saw each other as more than . atmyrenaissance Post author April 12, at pm .. Victoria Durham October 15, at pm.
Tauriel grew up around Legolas and came to admire him for his leadership and loyalty to his people while he admired her skill in battle as stated by Thranduil.
He probably saw her as a little sister since she was a child who grew up in, I assume, their household. The two also have good chemistry as fighting partners. While Legolas is the voice of reason, Tauriel is more strong-willed and impulsive, which, in my opinion, influences Legolas to stand up to his father and decide to leave Mirkwood.
Silvan and Sindarin elves: Legolas, Tauriel, Thranduil… and Oropher
Sure, Tauriel smiles when he says Legolas complimented her fighting. When the king then tells her Legolas seems fond of her, she just seems shocked more than anything. My theory about this scene is that Thranduil used their close friendship to put Tauriel in her place.
Earlier in the conversation, she reveals that she does not agree with his decision to not care about the rest of Middle Earth. There is a part in BotFA when Legolas watches Tauriel speaking with Kili when he is locked up and again he watches them interact just before he sails off to Thorin and the other dwarves.
He never made any advances and seemed pretty content to remain by her side as a loyal companion.
My Theory on Tauriel, Kili, and Legolas | My Renaissance
If any information I provided is incorrect, please let me know. She makes the film seem more about people, instead of about men. All through the film, we see characters doing this. Thorin judges more and more lives unworthy.
Thranduil clearly judges only his own elves to have lives of value, and even then it is a variable value—Tauriel has less worth than Legolas, for instance. Smaug and the Orcs view all life as valueless. She judges his life to be valuable enough to save.
Tauriel - Wikipedia
She judges the lives of strangers in other lands valuable enough to protect. She tells Legolas that they are part of the world, and that they have a responsibility to protect it. Same goes for the Master, for Thranduil—who is basically preying off Lake Town, bankrolling a tyrant—and for Thorin, who has to be persuaded to help his friends.
Tauriel has power, and she uses it for good. She tempers her elven holier-than-thou attitude with kindness, with caring.
Evil is evil, good is basically incorruptible, and no one ever has to challenge these basic ideas. Boromir—and, to a lesser extent, Faramir—is cited as the main exception to this rule.
The Problematic Romance of Tauriel & Kili
Everyone is sorely tempted, not by the ring but by riches. No matter their race: The rest of the characters are driven more by desires than by noble ideals, more by their hearts than by their honor.
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The only two exceptions to this rule are Tauriel and Gandalf. Like Gandalf, Tauriel is a straight good guy, and it suffuses her character. We are always on her side.
We meet her at a critical time, when her loyalties to her King and to our old friend Legolas are in conflict. She may be the loneliest character we meet in the film, because all her relationships are laden with the racial politics that LOTR skidded over.
She believes in things bigger than herself, bigger than her little love triangle. Yet, even though Gandalf and Tauriel are the least morally ambiguous characters, they are still faced with conflicts far more complex than anything anyone had to deal with in LOTR.
They find themselves forced to make hard choices, which challenge their ideas of right and wrong, of loyalty and love.
Their choices have no easy answers, and only time will tell if they were right. But whenever I start to get irritated, I think about this: Kili literally has a personality only because of the lady.
She straight-up defines his character. So love triangle it may be, but the boys are in way more over their heads than the girl. She does this whole speech thing to Legolas, and it makes it clear that this is bigger than a dwarf with a crush, bigger than one land and its borders.