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Tall Tales Of The Tall

PhantomS
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Mar 21 2013, 3:37pm


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Tall Tales Of The Tall [In reply to] Can't Post

Elendil was called the Tall because he apparently towered over other Men and Elves of his time- about eight feet plus. Among already tall men that must have meant something. There was also a Hurin the Tall (of the Keys) in Aragorn's time so it was probably more of a mark of unusual height rather than a thing of praise.

One of the most central themes of the Middle-earth-verse is the destruction of beauty, natural and created so it might be natural for Tolkien to use beauty as a representation of good.

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tolkien's linking of physical beauty with merit Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 18 2013, 2:05am
    Blonde elves are fairly rare. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 18 2013, 4:34am
        but rarity does not negate the (general) correlation tolkien makes between beauty/merit and (to a lesser extent) blond/merit Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 18 2013, 11:20am
            I thought the love imin Send a private message to imin Mar 19 2013, 2:09am
    I agree with you... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Mar 18 2013, 2:01pm
        Another agreement CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 18 2013, 3:57pm
            Tall Tales Of The Tall PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Mar 21 2013, 3:37pm
                Phantom S ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Mar 22 2013, 11:41am
            history and fairy tale traditions Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:23pm
        yes, i do find that contrast intriguing Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:15pm
    I understand your issue. sador Send a private message to sador Mar 18 2013, 4:20pm
        "Fair" = "beautiful" (not just light-colored). Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 18 2013, 10:41pm
            Good point Elizabeth SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Mar 22 2013, 4:08am
        fallen worlds / proximity to grace Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:31pm
            We cross-posted here! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 21 2013, 11:41pm
                x-post! Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 12:19am
                    ***Bows!**** Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 22 2013, 1:45am
    Aragorn at Bree Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Mar 19 2013, 3:04pm
        Yes Indeed IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Mar 19 2013, 5:35pm
            I like where you are going here Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 21 2013, 11:38pm
    or is it merit, then beauty? telain Send a private message to telain Mar 19 2013, 10:53pm
        beauty Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Mar 21 2013, 12:44am
            yes... telain Send a private message to telain Mar 21 2013, 5:07pm
            small correction: silver-blond Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:37pm
        oh, carp -- Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 12:26am
    I'm not sure aout the height thing... dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Mar 21 2013, 9:51am
    Try crossing average height by country, Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Mar 21 2013, 6:19pm
        ... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:58pm
    by the way, +thank you+ Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 12:06am
        Re: dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Mar 22 2013, 11:41am
            grace Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 23 2013, 4:01am
                Associating physical attractiveness with virtue- widespread human error noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 30 2013, 5:13pm
                    Description of Frodo: Tall and fair: sound familiar? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 30 2013, 6:38pm
                        So we can have Grace Jones guarding the citadel, then? :) // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 30 2013, 6:41pm
                            She's pretty darn intimidating. Which explains why the Nazgul wouldn't land there.// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 30 2013, 6:43pm
    beauty is subjective... Brennil Caladiel Send a private message to Brennil Caladiel Apr 30 2013, 2:00am
        agreed that beauty is subjective Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 30 2013, 2:23am

 
 
 

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