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Silmarils and creation ethic

Brethil
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Mar 26 2013, 7:35pm


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In the chapter "Of Aule and Yavanna," PhantomS made this excellent comment: "
The chapter is entirely about creating and the ethics of doing so." What do you think of the ethics of creation in this chapter regarding Feanor's feelings about the Silmarils? That's a great question CG. I sort of touched on it in my post, where after reading this chapter I really ponder if the Silmarils should have been made at all. If we accept that Eru's plan involves the inevitable day-pattern progression of lightness to dark, morning until night, is there a good reason to hold onto a relic from the earlier time? Or does creating, thereby essentially hoarding, blessing form an earlier and lost time represent the rejection of what is good and holy in the current time? Like holding on to the past shields you from realizing what is all around you in the present. So maybe because of the damage Feanor has already taken he longs to cling to the past, and in creating a concentrated form of blessing created a huge focus of lust and jealousy as well as (I think) maybe hiding behind his creations instead of dealing with his actual problems.


Hell hath no fury like a Dragon who is missing a cup.

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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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