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TORn AMATEUR SYMPOSIUM Day One - "Galadriel, political animal of Middle-earth", by Demosthenes

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Welcome to November 2013 TORn Amateur Symposium, the second TAS!

To kick things off, we are very pleased to present the very first essay for TAS2:

"Galadriel, political animal of Middle-earth", by Demosthenes

Abstract:

Elves of Middle-earth in the Third Age are commonly held to be beings of magic and mystery, above human concerns and "petty" politicking. Especially so for Galadriel, regarded as some feminine aspect of the divine. However, evidence indicates that she accumulated, and wielded, political power in a most practical and pragmatic fashion.

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Our authors have written essays and analyses that are concerned, in some way, with the legendarium of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. These essays may be philosophic opinions, scientific theories, or analytical approaches to understanding or highlighting some facet of Tolkien's writings and world. These pieces are written with the goal of amateur scholarship at their core - thus inspiring our Symposium title. Authors may choose to include citations or footnotes, but they are by no means required. Keeping in mind the dual spirit of enjoyment and inquiry that we believe in (as much as we value cheer and song), and which is of paramount important to both the TAS team and our authors, we fully encourage discussion of the essays presented.We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy posting it. The TAS is open for discussion, and any comments, questions or thought you wish to share about this essay can be posted in this response to this thread.

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TORn AMATEUR SYMPOSIUM Day One - "Galadriel, political animal of Middle-earth", by Demosthenes TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Nov 10 2013, 10:21am
    Yep, a tough customer.. noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 10 2013, 12:47pm
        ringalingdings. Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 10 2013, 1:23pm
            Long ago, before I had read any Tolkien... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 10 2013, 8:50pm
                Amen to that CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 10 2013, 10:15pm
                    I also enjoy.. elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 10 2013, 11:24pm
                        Me, too, elaen! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 11 2013, 3:41pm
                    I agree with you! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 11 2013, 3:40pm
                She comes up with the morning sun, and tells me life has just begun... Gimloid Send a private message to Gimloid Mar 30, 6:12am
                    Welcome, Gimloid! Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Mar 30, 7:23pm
                        Thanks! Gimloid Send a private message to Gimloid Mar 30, 9:36pm
    Thank you for kicking this off for TAS! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 10 2013, 2:57pm
        powerfulness Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 10 2013, 3:30pm
            Silmarillion Balrog != Durin's Bane FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 11 2013, 8:20pm
                Welcome to TORn! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 11 2013, 8:37pm
        Dwarf allies Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 10 2013, 3:56pm
            Hope I'm not splitting hairs here… noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 10 2013, 6:35pm
                Well let your hair down NoWiz....! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 10 2013, 8:39pm
                    I'll try not to get tressed, or to up-braid anyone, or to resort to plait -it- tudes… noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 10 2013, 8:58pm
                        It's certainly an interesting contrast... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 11 2013, 12:39am
                            Probably a mixture Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 11 2013, 12:53am
                            It's all in the asker's motivation, methinks. CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 11 2013, 12:57am
        I think there's sincerity behind it Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 11 2013, 3:26pm
    The politicking of a young Elf maid Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 10 2013, 3:49pm
        I see alot of similarity between Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 10 2013, 4:18pm
            Interesting comparison CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 10 2013, 4:41pm
                well, yes... Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 10 2013, 5:02pm
            Limited by her gender? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 10 2013, 6:19pm
                Exactly! Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 10 2013, 6:47pm
                    Galadriel was undoubtedly remarkable, but, elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 10 2013, 7:59pm
                        She was undoubtedly remarkable as you say ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Nov 11 2013, 3:24am
                    However... Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 11 2013, 3:37pm
                        "I pass the test" FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 11 2013, 8:36pm
                            Welcome FaramirFan! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 11 2013, 9:20pm
                        Galadriel Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Nov 17 2013, 11:08pm
                well... there was a limit Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 11 2013, 12:18am
                    It's a slippery slope. CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 11 2013, 12:55am
            Interesting question here Ioreth Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 11 2013, 1:15am
        Proud cousins CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 10 2013, 5:38pm
            Galadriel and Feanor (and Eowyn too) Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 10 2013, 9:07pm
                Very cool point! CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 10 2013, 9:58pm
                    *dipping liver in cappucino* Sweet! Skooch over CG. // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 10 2013, 10:10pm
                        Yuck!!! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 10 2013, 11:26pm
                            so.... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 11 2013, 2:42am
                                well, looking at your avatar CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 11 2013, 2:55am
                                    you must know Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 11 2013, 3:02am
                The power that Galadriel, elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 10 2013, 11:18pm
            fwiw Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 11 2013, 12:09am
                Wait, Fwiw was part of the family too? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 11 2013, 12:53am
                    of course -- don't you remember Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 11 2013, 12:57am
                        How quickly we fwiwget. // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 11 2013, 1:35am
            Why do you think so? sador Send a private message to sador Nov 11 2013, 1:49pm
        but was it really a compromise? Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 10 2013, 11:45pm
            Opportunist? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 11 2013, 12:06am
                who knows? Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 11 2013, 12:14am
            True Telpemairo, she could have left at any time Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 11 2013, 1:33am
        Ambition in Galadriel and Feanor. Similarities and differences Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 11 2013, 11:31am
            Galadriel, Feanor and ambition Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 11 2013, 3:51pm
            Galadriel the water-boarder? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 13 2013, 6:36pm
                I love the way you lay all this out CG Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 14 2013, 8:44pm
        Ethereal Veneer Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 12 2013, 10:09pm
            Galadriel's evolution Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 13 2013, 2:50am
                Moral tests Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 2:07pm
                    Unforeseen good brought about by the evil of Sauron Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 13 2013, 4:00pm
    Politcal animal indeed. Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Nov 10 2013, 5:09pm
        i always come back to that as well Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Nov 10 2013, 11:59pm
            So then it would seem that I am not alone? Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Nov 11 2013, 1:07am
                I don't really understand the ban... Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 11 2013, 3:46pm
                    I find it moving too Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 12 2013, 5:16pm
                        Hiya! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 12 2013, 5:36pm
    'He saw there love and understanding.' squire Send a private message to squire Nov 11 2013, 2:11am
        I think you answer my question... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 11 2013, 8:18am
        Wow, that's quite thought-provoking. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 11 2013, 3:51pm
        aww... FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 11 2013, 8:51pm
            Galadriel in the early 1950s Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 11 2013, 11:24pm
                Interesting FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 11 2013, 11:55pm
                    I think that's the right way to look at it squire Send a private message to squire Nov 12 2013, 1:17am
    Galadriel and leaving Middle-Earth Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 11 2013, 11:44am
        rinnngss.... Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 11 2013, 12:08pm
    The White Council Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 11 2013, 11:48am
    Thank you for this essay! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 11 2013, 2:20pm
    A great piece to start with... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 12 2013, 1:27am
        I wonder if the half-Elven age differently Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 12 2013, 5:20pm
            I hadn't considered that. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 12 2013, 5:58pm
        Galadriel and Elrond... and Galadriel again Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 12 2013, 5:21pm
            A bit mind-blowing Elthir! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 12 2013, 5:30pm
                I wonder if Galadriel was still in Doriath when Turin lived there. // Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 12 2013, 5:43pm
                    *waves across the Sea to Valinor* cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 12 2013, 6:06pm
                        Is there no ship to bear you hence? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 13 2013, 7:08am
                            I'll be in ME for quite some time, I think. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 13 2013, 7:43am
                                Hipster Tolkien Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 13 2013, 8:34am
                                    LOL! Those are two words I've never heard strung together. // cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 13 2013, 5:12pm
                    Oh that's such a good question Arda! (*rubs hands together*) Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 12 2013, 6:45pm
                        Good digging Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 12 2013, 8:23pm
                            Thanks Elthir - a huge compliment coming from you! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 12 2013, 9:35pm
                                First Age history Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 12 2013, 11:06pm
                                    Crossing mountains... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 13 2013, 2:37am
                                        Ere the fall of Nargothrond Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 13 2013, 7:18am
                                            After the Dagor Bragollach sador Send a private message to sador Nov 13 2013, 8:20am
                                                That makes things tricky Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 13 2013, 2:02pm
                                                into the Blue [mountains] Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 13 2013, 4:09pm
                                            Sets of possibilities Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 13 2013, 3:41pm
                                                Since the options are all contradictory Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 14 2013, 8:07am
                                                    more or less Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 14 2013, 11:56am
                                                    I so agree! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 14 2013, 8:37pm
            Whew! Lots to take in here. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 12 2013, 6:02pm

 
 
 

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