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Old 03-12-2003, 02:58 AM   #14
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I think that essentially Tolkien was writing about life, because doesn't life almost include death? You can't really have lived if you don't die. I'm not that well learned in Tolkien, (I've read The Hobbit, LOTR, The Silmarillion and another book with his essay on fairytales but thats all) but even though elves don't die I'm sure he says something about an end, when the elves will go back to the earth of which they are a part. Tolkien, to me, goes on about memories and things continuing so I don't think it's about 'the inevibility of death' only time and change.
"Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement, even the very wisest cannot forsee all ends."

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