Seriouly I do not know why and even though some critics call Tolkien a sexist, I do not believe so.
Although I will not want to pretend that there are the same number of female as that of males, I feel that the numbers do not necessarily count for importance in the show. Take Galadriel for example, she is considered the wisest of all the elves in middle-earth, even Elrond is incomparable compared to her. Galadriel was also the Lady of the forest while Celeborn just played a supporting role to her. Another example may be Eowyn. Have you ever wandered why it is the fate of the witch-king to be slain by a woman and not a man. It goes to prove that even though the women are few in LOTR, they played incredibly important roles in it, even comparable to the fellowship of the ring. So, the few females in LOTR are not to show flaws in Tolkien's writings but to show that few women are able to do what hundreds of men couldn't! ;)
and this is a book about a war
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