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Forum: The Books 02-24-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,600
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Sting Why Pick On the Elf and Dwarf?

My best guess would be Tolkien decided not to wound Legolas because he felt it would be an unecessary complication distracting from the main story line.

As for Gimli I find it quite believable...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril According to Tolkien Galadriel fought in defense...

According to Tolkien Galadriel fought in defense of her Telerin kin at Alqualonde. He also describes her as a bit of an amazon, at least in her youth, rather like her cousin Aredhel. I guess all...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2003, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril Somewhere in HoME Tolkien has Manwe state that...

Somewhere in HoME Tolkien has Manwe state that any person with Mortal blood, no matter how much, is automatically subject to the Gift of Men 'unless given another doom'.

The power to choose...
Forum: The Books 06-19-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,863
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril *All* the Elves certainly do not leave Middle...

*All* the Elves certainly do not leave Middle Earth at the end of the Third Age, not even all the great among them. Celeborn, Thranduil and Legolas are all specifically said to have remained - for a...
Forum: The Books 06-19-2003, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril Both Ecthelion and Glorfindel were great...

Both Ecthelion and Glorfindel were great champions who died heroically slaying a Balrog, there seems little to choose between them. Except that Glorfindel's feat saved Earendil who with his...
Forum: The Books 06-19-2003, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,863
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril My personal opinion is the next 'Dark Lord' whose...

My personal opinion is the next 'Dark Lord' whose defeat will bring the end of the Fourth age will be the Witch King. I base this on a little throwaway line in ROTK which state the Chief Nazgul's...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2003, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril The souls of Men and Hobbits, after a stay in...

The souls of Men and Hobbits, after a stay in their own halls of waiting, pass beyond the Circles of the World to High Heaven and the presence of Eru. What that's like is anybody's guess.

...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2003, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril Or maybe not as repentent. I've been thinking...

Or maybe not as repentent. I've been thinking about this and it really is hard to see how Ar-Pharazon could have 'forced' his cousin to marry him and share the throne.

She was the legitimate...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2003, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,414
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril On the contrary she seems to have abided it very...

On the contrary she seems to have abided it very well for some decades. Remember Tolkien himself says her 'life was not hatefully to her'. Eol's strictures about avoiding sunlight and her Noldo kin,...
Forum: The Books 06-15-2003, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,414
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I think the problem is spiritual rather than...

I think the problem is spiritual rather than physical seperation. Aredhel had run away from Eol deliberately flouting his known wishes. Now granted he was more than a little unreasonable in the...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2003, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,414
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril And she had plenty of warning that he wasn't....

And she had plenty of warning that he wasn't. They're both to blame for not recognizing their basic incompatibility. Erendis was even warned by her mother that Aldarion could never be the kind of...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2003, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I agree the Valar weren't angry with the...

I agree the Valar weren't angry with the Numenoreans any more than they were angry with the Noldor, just hurt and bewildered and unable to understand why the Children were acting this way.

The...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril Eagerness for knowledge is of course a good trait...

Eagerness for knowledge is of course a good trait but there's no question it leads the Noldor into trouble. The problem with the Mirdain is that they've apparently learned nothing at all from the...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2003, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,414
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I am perhaps a little to hard on Erendis, but the...

I am perhaps a little to hard on Erendis, but the woman's so busy pitying herself that I'm not inclined to waste any of mine on her.

I will agree that there was nothing really wrong with either...
Forum: The Books 06-13-2003, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril As I understand it the crux of the problem was...

As I understand it the crux of the problem was that while Tar-Palantir and a few followers had 'repented' and returned to the old ways the bulk of the Numenoreans did not. He could not turn the tide,...
Forum: The Books 06-13-2003, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril What we must keep in mind is the 'High Elves'...

What we must keep in mind is the 'High Elves' changephobia, as exemplified by Galadriel, is unnatural and due to their stay in 'timeless' Aman. Which is btw as unnatural an enviroment for them as it...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I disagree. Primarily we have the Valar to blame....

I disagree. Primarily we have the Valar to blame. For abandoning Middle Earth in the first place, for removing the Elves from it, and of course for turning Melkor loose! Though I actually have a...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2003, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I can only quote, (or misquote) Aragorn: 'He who...

I can only quote, (or misquote) Aragorn: 'He who cannot throw away a treasure at need is in fetters.'

Seems to me the Noldor especially are fettered hand and foot by their love for their...
Forum: The Books 06-11-2003, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril In 'Morgoth's Ring' (v. X of HoME) Tolkien...

In 'Morgoth's Ring' (v. X of HoME) Tolkien specifically states that the Ringbearers went to Tol Eressea, within sight of Aman, not to to Aman itself. And that this grace was granted to them so that...
Forum: The Books 06-11-2003, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril Tolkien himself condemned the Elves for their...

Tolkien himself condemned the Elves for their tendency towards 'embalming' trying to stop change.

This is however principly the weakness of the Exiles, who'd become accustomed to the...
Forum: The Books 06-11-2003, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril "Elves are able of seeing the inner thoughts of...

"Elves are able of seeing the inner thoughts of people (remember Galadriel) much faster than we are; and probably they can distinguish this 'inner beauty' at first sight."

Given the way they...
Forum: The Movies 06-10-2003, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,434
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I love the way the tall guy on Theoden's right...

I love the way the tall guy on Theoden's right rolls his eyes upward as the rain begins to patter on their armor. *Thanks a lot Manwe, just what we need!*<P> And of course Theoden *had* to ask; 'is...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2003, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril I think Saucepan Man and I are essentially in...

I think Saucepan Man and I are essentially in agreement. One must not underestimate the lure of the Ring. After all Gandalf himself declared he couldn't trust his strength where the Ring was...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2003, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril As it happens I agree Boromir is to blame for...

As it happens I agree Boromir is to blame for giving in to the Ring. Granted it is working on him, (and no you don't need to touch it to feel it's influence) and yes he is more vulnerable because he...
Forum: The Books 06-09-2003, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By Morwen Tindomerel
Silmaril Yes! that's exactly what I've been trying to say....

Yes! that's exactly what I've been trying to say. The Ring worked on Boromir's own weaknesses tempting him to his fall. But he defeated it in the end, by defeating himself and mastering his own baser...
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