"What do you fear, my lady?" "A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire." "You are a daughter of Kings, a shield-maiden of Rohan; I do not think that will be your fate".
Eowyn and Faramir will always be my favorite characters in LotR. (Aside from Sam and Aragorn of course). Their story is so beautiful; so poignant. They both had horrible, difficult lives, but they learned to overcome it; they came out stronger on the other side, and they were both saved by the other.