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Yeah! The reason I love Tauriel so much is actually because I don’t think she represents female “power” in the stereotypical way, i.e defined by masculine traits such as skill in battle, aggression, strength of arm, etc. I think Tauriel is an exceptionally nuanced character and overall I can say I’ve been disappointed by how readily people seem to dismiss her.
First of all, I don’t think she’s defined by position of captain of the guard and in turn, her skill in battle. I think to define her solely by that overlooks so many aspects, and important aspects of her character. All the same, I think it’s refreshing to see a female character within the films be, quite simply, a good warrior and I think her determination and recklessness adds an interesting element to her character. Quite simply, she’s dangerous and I welcome that.
However, I think Tauriel’s true character is revealed through the interactions she has largely with Kili, though certainly with Legolas, as well. She can kill, yes, but she also dreams. She dreams of starlight and dreams of a world beyond the dark trees of Mirkwood, she has a connection to a world she has never seen. Tauriel wishes to protect Middle-earth, sees it as a right of herself and her kin, despite knowing nothing of it. While some might call this naive, I think it’s an exceptionally kind, good thing.