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Mar 18 2013, 7:08pm


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What do you think was Feanorís purpose for creating such Jewels?
To feed his own ego mostly.

Do you think this is the point of Feanorís marriage to where he becomes estranged from him? Is Feanorís desire for his own works what causes Nerdanel to fade out of the story?
I don't know if the creation of the silmarils was the straw that broke the camels back, but they do serve as tangible proof that Feanor's would never love Nerdanel or any woman more than he loved himself or his work.
Like I said in an earlier post, Nerdanel never stood a chance.

If you had to choose a blacksmith who would you want making your swords and armor? Telchar? Feanor? Mahtan? Someone else?
Feanor is the best.

Was it part of Melkorís plan for the Elves to arm themselves? Do you think this could have been a somewhat fatal flaw in his design?
Great question. I would imagine so. He wanted the Elves destroyed, so what quicker way than with swords? Lies and deceits can be exposed and are long it the sowing and reaping. Mortal blows are swift and permanent. I don't have the text in front of me, but wasn't Orome armed? So it's not like the Noldor wouldn't have eventually turned their skills toward weapons, even if just for hunting at first. Melkor's fatal flaw was thinking he could outwit Eru. Everything that befell him afterwards was a byproduct of that mistake.

What are your thoughts on Feanor? Is he a troubled genius or mad scientist? Is there a deeper seated issue with him, like a problem of fatherly love, or is he a tortured artist of sorts who just cannot be happy with anything save the work of his own hands?
Feanor fell victim to the sin of pride. His skills and ego were much greater than many, so his fall was that much steeper. I'm no psychologist, but it seems to me he could have reached his full potential if he had learned humility, a trait best learned from one's parents.

With such a hotheaded brother, why do Finarfin and Fingolfin find it necessary to take his side? Family is family, but can they not see that something bad is happening? Is there friendship a good or bad thing at this point?
I don't know if they take his side, but rather go out of their way to show Feanor that the lies of Melkor are untrue. Melkor really boxed them into a corner. If they argue against him, then they're making Melkor's lies come true from Feanor's perspective. I always thought it was pretty impressive they did what they did. I know Feanor drew his sword on Fingolfin, but I truly wonder if anyone ever thought it conceivable one elf would kill another elf. Is it fair to expect them to worry about something that has never happened in history? Because of this, I wonder what Fingolfin and Finarfin felt the worst case scenario was with Feanor. Up to this point in Elven history, when two factions disagreed they split off and formed their own clan. That's probably what they were most trying to avoid, especially with Feanor and Finwe already relocating to Formenos.

As three great Jewels they were in form. But not until the End, when FŽanor shall return who perished ere the Sun was made, and sits now in the Halls of Awaiting and comes no more among his kin; not until the Sun passes and the Moon falls, shall it be known of what substance they were made. Like the crystal of diamonds it appeared, and yet was more strong than adamant, so that no violence could mar it or break it within the Kingdom of Arda.

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**Silmarillion Discussion Chapter 7: Of The Silmirals and the Unrest of the Noldor elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Mar 18 2013, 4:48pm
    My thoughts Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Mar 18 2013, 7:08pm
    Thoughts on Ch 7, Feanor and Family Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 19 2013, 8:34pm
    a few thoughts telain Send a private message to telain Mar 21 2013, 5:21pm
    maciliel-thoughts Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 10:57pm
    Answers and more questions CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 24 2013, 3:24am
        And answering Your questions sador Send a private message to sador Mar 24 2013, 10:40am
            More questions CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 27 2013, 12:59am
                maciliel-thoughts Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 27 2013, 3:21am
                    "Smart people don't start many bar fights. But stupid people don't build many hydrogen bombs." noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 31 2013, 2:27pm
                oh, good question telain Send a private message to telain Mar 27 2013, 12:22pm
                Deep Elves elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Mar 27 2013, 10:48pm
                    Problems of creation playing out on a new level noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 30 2013, 4:10pm
        Silmarils and creation ethic Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 26 2013, 7:35pm
            Great insights, Brethil CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 27 2013, 12:46am
                Great post CG Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 27 2013, 8:37pm
        interesting, curiousg Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 27 2013, 3:41am
    Answering your questions sador Send a private message to sador Mar 24 2013, 9:27am
        Just to note that discussion of the next chapter has started noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Apr 9 2013, 11:24am
            very thoughtful addition Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 9 2013, 2:04pm

 
 
 

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