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Not Jesus.


Sep 28 2013, 11:05pm

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Not Jesus. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think, although sacrifice is the theme of this scene that Jesus may not be the right parallel here. Jesus' sacrifice is an inevitable one leading to the salvation of mankind (in christiantity). Faramir's suicide mission, however, is a basically pointless one (both from a military and a citizen-assurance point of view). Not only Denethor's but also Faramir's decision and motivation are questioned - by Gandalf saying "don't throw your life away". It is a deep and powerful moment, as it does not just portray a dutiful captain following his lord's command, but also shows in a subtle way that this kind of blind order-fulfilling and desperate command-giving without faith or hope leads to bad things happening and ultimately defeat.

ďA dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of menís imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.Ē J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.

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Faramir's sacrifice scene, made in parrallel to Jesus sacrifice? boldog Send a private message to boldog Sep 27 2013, 10:44am
    Universal truths Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 27 2013, 1:59pm
    Fallen Angels and Middle Earth Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Sep 27 2013, 7:19pm
        In the case of Faramir's sacrifice... Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion Oct 9 2013, 6:06pm
    If You Know the Gospel Stories IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Sep 28 2013, 2:12am
    Not Jesus. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Sep 28 2013, 11:05pm
    Interesting idea burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 29 2013, 3:12am
        Very interesting idea Elciryamo Send a private message to Elciryamo Oct 17 2013, 6:05am


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