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Jun 4 2013, 3:49pm

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Friends of the Sons of Feanor

Friends of the Sons of Feanor

"My heart desires rather to find the sons of Feanor, my friends of old."

Aredhel spent a lot of time in Valinor with the Sons of Feanor. She counts enough of them as friends to lump them in a group, rather than just "I want to see my friend, Celegorm." She doesn't seem phased by the Oath or by the Kinslaying (perhaps because her brother, Fingon, and her father, Fingolfin, were among the slayers of kin).

1. Does this mean there's more that is worthy and good among the sons of Feanor? Or does it imply that Aredhel may be noble, but not so good, discerning, or empathetic?

2. It's really striking how the Kinslaying doesn't seem to come into play for her. Is she insensitive? She certainly does seem haughty, even to her own brother, Turgon. Is she more vulnerable to the effects of the Oath because of her previous bonds with the sons of Feanor? Why does the Kinslaying and the Oath (which has the whole Doom of Mandos attached to it) not bother her enough so that she keeps her distance from the sons of Feanor?


aka. fili orc-enshield
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo

(This post was edited by Maciliel on Jun 4 2013, 3:50pm)

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Post edited by Maciliel (Valinor) on Jun 4 2013, 3:50pm

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