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May 13 2013, 9:07pm

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1. There is a contrast between grubby, stinky but surviving Edain, and clean, pretty but dying Eldar. Whatever does it mean?
It is interesting to note that in this version, the elves chose to stay and help. For some reason or other it mattered to them to see the world they loved inherited by men rather than orcs and to see an age of men come rather than an age of darkness. Elves really love the world in an amazing and profound way, it seems. I guess this is part of what makes them beautiful below the surface. It makes one wonder what the nature of the connection they feel to it is precisely ... although that information may be critically important it appears to be missing.

2. The main hero death in FOTR was Boromir, in ROTK it was Theoden. How does Haldir’s death fit in with those two thematically? Or does it?
I think that if Haldir had asked for a pardon for interfering in the lives of men or for some other realization of personal failure in some way, it would fit more - as it is I don't think it quite fits the same way.

3. How does this Aragorn/Haldir death scene compare with the Aragorn/Frodo death scene in Moria?
In Frodo's case there were secrets that became revealed while simultaneously saving them all.

4. Other thoughts?
Not at the moment, no.

Subject User Time
SCOD - The Hands of a Healer (but wash first). Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone May 13 2013, 2:20pm
    Interesting questions Darkstone... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 13 2013, 8:54pm
    hmmmm Escapist Send a private message to Escapist May 13 2013, 9:07pm
    Haldir Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme May 14 2013, 4:19pm
        Bye Haldir! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 14 2013, 7:46pm
            buh-bye! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme May 14 2013, 7:58pm
    o.O SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC May 16 2013, 3:18am
    I just wanted to suggest Eruwestial37 Send a private message to Eruwestial37 May 16 2013, 8:57pm
        Good point SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC May 17 2013, 1:30am
            Old Elves Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff May 17 2013, 7:50am


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