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The "take it or leave it" chapter

noWizardme
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Feb 11 2013, 9:35pm


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The "take it or leave it" chapter [In reply to] Can't Post

I think this might be the chapter that the reader has to take on trust:

Trysts with dancing and nightingales: its Tolkien's way of signifying a very significant romantic encounter. It's a lovely enough image to become a leitmotif.

Can an elf and a divine being marry, have children: Apparently.

How come they choose each other: unexplained (though to be fair. That's common enough in human romances!)

The couple promptly come under an unexplained enchantment, which keeps them out of the way during the migration to Valinor - and leaves one elf of major stature in Middle-earth to lead the resistance. This might seem a little too convenient if it were not presented with such conviction....

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