>>45176>What do you mean?
Well, how can you judge the list, or anything really when you only read the Hobbit?
For example:>if you were to look at random wiki pages about battles and such you will see that pretty much everybody in them is a man
I have to assume you think battles are take up lots of space in LotR if that is your real life analogy why women aren't represented more. If you plan to read LotR you're gonna get disappointed. Besides camp followers featured many women (so just the exact field of battle were devoid of them), and we even see sieges in LotR, with many women trapped inside. IRL during sieges, btw, women were very active in all kinds of roles except melee, or gunning with artillery.
150:5 ratio is huge disparity. It isn't needed that every 2nd named character be a women, but this is pretty slim. Besides I also said, that how they are depicted, their character is very bland, and well, lacks character (although Tolkien is awful in characterization of his heroes in general, very flat). Here all the five:
1. thick, stupid peasant girl archetype (forget the name, that hobbit girl whom that dullard Samwise Gamgee will marry)
2. cranky mother-in-law archetype (forget the name, some relative if Frodo)
3. Galadriel the ice-queen, archetype of frigidity, we are assured she is very butifel, but the effect of that beauty on men as if they would stare at a glacier.
4. Arwen uhh, archetype of nothing? If you've seen the movie they way over-featuring her. These are her characteristics: she likes embroidery and has a platonic crush on Aragorn, sometimes sings. That's it.
5. That Rohirrim chick, Eowyn, the niece of the king of Rohan. Now, she'd like to participate in politics and battles, manly stuff, but Aragorn tells her, her place is in the kitchen, so she goes and happily washes Faramir's soiled underwear ever after. Also has platonic crush on Aragorn.
This isn't even the summary, this is all what's in the book.