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Forum: The Books 05-07-2022, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
In light of the recent discussion in the Tragic...

In light of the recent discussion in the Tragic Flaw of the Hurin Family thread, I am bumping this to the top as it discusses similar or parallel issues regarding the nature of Morgoth's curse. In...
Forum: The Books 11-23-2007, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
This is a truism. Turin (and his family) is the...

This is a truism. Turin (and his family) is the one cursed. The curse affects or colors, to some extent, all his choices. As a mediocre rock band from the 1970s said, if you choose not to decide...
Forum: The Books 11-22-2007, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Mithadan
I agree with everyone that this topic calls for...

I agree with everyone that this topic calls for rank speculation, on the order of what would have happened if Caeser had not been assassinated or if Napoleon had prevailed at Waterloo. We have no...
Forum: The Books 11-19-2007, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
You are correct, William. I did overlook that...

You are correct, William. I did overlook that discussion of what CT terms a somewhat fragmentary text but which reads rather well. So now we know where the Silmarillion version of the tale, that...
Forum: The Books 11-18-2007, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
Alas, my thread is being hijacked onto a tangent...

Alas, my thread is being hijacked onto a tangent and I will be a willing part of it, paticularly because the tangent relates to the initial subject. I do want to hear what people have to say...
Forum: The Books 11-17-2007, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
Tolkien Finduilas and the Doom of Turin

When I first read The Children of Hurin, there was one passage that I found jarring. After Gwindor is wounded to the death, he warns Turin that Finduilas "alone stands between you and your doom. If...
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