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Fictional characters often wander off to unspecified fates.

Elizabeth
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Oct 9 2012, 10:18pm


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Fictional characters often wander off to unspecified fates. [In reply to] Can't Post

AFAIK there is no hard rule that says an author is required to answer all the questions posed in or by a work. Do we know what happened to Ishmael, the only survivor of the Pequod?

In this case, Eru is clearly a fictionalized version of God. Tolkien has chosen to endow him with the element of unknowability that he associated with the Catholic God. Hence, we do not know what becomes of any mortals after death, beyond some vague suggestions that their spirits may spend some time in the Halls of Mandos, and beyond there may be "more than memory." That's ok with me.






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Subject User Time
Gollum's ultimate "fate"? CyberGhostface Send a private message to CyberGhostface Oct 5 2012, 11:11pm
    Yes. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 6 2012, 3:59am
        great question dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Oct 6 2012, 11:14am
            True, however elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 8 2012, 1:52pm
    well, first let me say... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 9 2012, 2:39am
    Literary Cowardice II JWPlatt Oct 9 2012, 3:24am
        Well if you have an artisticall inspiration... Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 9 2012, 2:55pm
        Fictional characters often wander off to unspecified fates. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 9 2012, 10:18pm
            Rationalizations JWPlatt Oct 9 2012, 10:51pm
                Maybe you're misinterpreting FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 10 2012, 8:49am
                    don't forget... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Oct 11 2012, 11:02am

 
 
 

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