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Answering your questions

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Mar 24 2013, 9:27am


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What do you think was Feanorís purpose for creating such Jewels?
To see if he could - like any artist does.


But his answer to Yavanna in chapter 9 indicates that he did feel he was playing an important part in Eru's Plan.

Do you think this is the point of Feanorís marriage to where he becomes estranged from him?
Not necessarily. If I had to guess, it will come once he repeats Melkor's lies (i.e. slanted truths, maliciously presented) regarding the Elves in Eldamar.
And the open break probably was only when he was banished to Formenos.

Is Feanorís desire for his own works what causes Nerdanel to fade out of the story?
Fade out? She never was "in" it.
Despite Tolkien's later embellishing of her character (the omission of which Voronwe regrets), she never seemed to have a real role in the story.

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

Was it part of Melkorís plan for the Elves to arm themselves?
Well, I expect the Elves did defend themselves from the proto-orcs and other foes on the journey. And Celegorm was a great hunter - didn't he use any artifacts for it?
Once people have an interest in slaying otther living beings, and a technology is developed - someone will inevitably join the two. Frown

Do you think this could have been a somewhat fatal flaw in his design?
No; at most, a calculated risk, like setting Turin upon the world.

What are your thoughts on Feanor? Is he a troubled genius or mad scientist?
How do you define the difference?

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?
I apologise: my imagination is not enough to speculate on Elvish psychology (and I don't find the Master's own specualtions invaraiably convincing). I would guess there is no lack of fatherly love; but he seems to be the only Eldamar-born elf with no maternal influence.

With such a hotheaded brother, why do Finarfin and Fingolfin find it necessary to take his side?
This chapter was written with the benefit of hindsight; I am sure Feanor's brothers did not automatically assume the worst of their borther, as is both natural and proper. They were no traitors to their kin (as according to one of the IMO less successful suggestions by Tolkien, Galadriel was).

Family is family, but can they not see that something bad is happening?
At what stage?

Is there friendship a good or bad thing at this point?
You must have meant "their" friendship. I doubt it was more than familial loyalty - and suspect that without that, things would have come to an ugly crisis long before.



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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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