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Poll: Is Sauron a tragic character?
Yes
No
Can't decide
View Results (36 votes)
 

Elizabeth
Valinor


May 21 2012, 9:54pm


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It's all good... [In reply to] Can't Post

...that we have multiple competing views of Middle Earth from it's own creator! This situations doesn't exist with other fandoms because either their creator(s) didn't leave copious notes like Tolkien did, or they had no CT to publish them.

I enjoy some of the essays in Morgoth's Ring about topics not treated elsewhere, including LACE and the Athrabeth, but not much of the re-thinking of events and characters portrayed more vividly and convincingly in earlier writings. Galadriel is the most outstanding example, and Sauron is another.

Subject User Time
Is Sauron a tragic character? Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 18 2012, 7:21pm
    I see no signs of "enlightenment" in his absolutism. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 18 2012, 8:54pm
        This, kids, is why you should read HoME Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 18 2012, 10:49pm
            But with discrimination! sador Send a private message to sador May 20 2012, 6:54am
                I do remember my own poll ;) Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 21 2012, 2:33pm
                    It's all good... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 21 2012, 9:54pm
        Oh how nice, more quotes Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 18 2012, 11:04pm
    He's complex, but not tragic Finwe Send a private message to Finwe May 18 2012, 11:27pm
        While I agree with your definition of tragic DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 18 2012, 11:45pm
            I can understand that Finwe Send a private message to Finwe May 18 2012, 11:58pm
                It's my fault - I get around everywhere on here DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 19 2012, 12:04am
            I can't see your vote, DLB.... Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 19 2012, 1:09am
                All done! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 19 2012, 9:05am
        Definition of tragic Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 19 2012, 1:03am
            I'm not sure who Merrian-Webster is/are DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 19 2012, 9:04am
                Merriam-Webster Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel May 19 2012, 5:01pm
                    Ahhh I see! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 19 2012, 5:29pm
            dramatic tragedy zarabia Send a private message to zarabia May 20 2012, 5:55am

 
 
 

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