I've been on a Lord of the Rings kick for the past two days and as I was watching, I believe, Peter Jackson's Return of the King film, I took special notice, unlike before, of the scene where Arwen and quite a few other elves are on horseback, presumably on their way to the ships that will take them to Valinor.
During this journey, Arwen looks more deeply into the forest and has a vision of her and Aragorn's son; the little boy is running about, and then Aragorn -- looking decidedly older -- catches the boy up and holds him in his arms. Arwen turns back and returns to Rivendell, where she confronts Elrond, who has the gift of foresight, for telling her only that information about Aragorn and the future that would persuade her to move on to Valinor, alone. He says, "I looked into your future and saw only death," to which Arwen responds, "There is also life!"
Does Arwen's vision of the child constitute foresight in the same way as Elrond has it? Was Peter Jackson representing Arwen as having the gift of foresight? Or was it just a random vision created by hope and longing on Arwen's part?
Just a quick reiteration that I am asking about Peter Jackson's interpretation of Lord of the Rings, and I realize that Arwen's character in the movies is much more embellished than in the book trilogy.