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Ah yes, Aulė!

justbennett
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Sep 24 2012, 6:49pm


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I was intrigued, as I fancy myself a theologian, by the contrast between Aulė and Melkor. Where Melkor created perverted knock-offs of Eru's creations out of jealously and discord, Aulė seemed to create out of innocent curiosity. If I remember correctly he was prepared to destroy them with a hammer until Eru revealed a different fate.

So the dwarves are different, AND YET...don't we see these same tendencies in our fellow humans (if not ourselves). They seem to grumble when they should be grateful. I wonder if Tolkien had specific people and experiences in mind when he wrote the dwarves. I could imagine the war gave him opportunities to see this behavior in action.

Yes, Gimli seems to be a much more mature representative of his people. Perhaps the stabilization of their society and his exposure to other races had an effect.

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* * On the Doorstep * * Part 2: Still 'round the corner there may wait... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 19 2012, 1:53am
    Answers sador Send a private message to sador Sep 20 2012, 4:22pm
        Ghosts of dwarrows past dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 24 2012, 12:51am
    One Comment justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Sep 20 2012, 6:40pm
        you were thinking of Aulė... telain Send a private message to telain Sep 23 2012, 12:41pm
            Ah yes, Aulė! justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Sep 24 2012, 6:49pm
        A very strange folk dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 24 2012, 12:59am
    i know what you mean telain Send a private message to telain Sep 21 2012, 1:12pm
        Creative problem-solving skills! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 24 2012, 1:04am
    Those Dwarves! demnation Send a private message to demnation Sep 23 2012, 3:17am
        And what are dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 24 2012, 1:12am
            The p's demnation Send a private message to demnation Sep 24 2012, 4:58am

 
 
 

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