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Galadriel

Nerven
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Jan 20 2013, 7:46pm


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OK, so the only book where rebell Galadriel exist is the RGEO (until the Sil was published of course). Maybe Tolkien would not care for this contradiction couse this is not so much a primary work, like "The Hobbot", the Sil or Lotr is IMHO. I really think if that version was really how he wished Galadriel to be, he would have done it. Alas there wasnīt that much time for him anymore. He wrote the last version on Galadriel in 1972, the same year he died, I think, so I would say that that is the reason this tale was adumbrated and not because he ditched it.
I agree with the Celeborn problem, they would be too closely related, but one can easily solve that problem and make Galadriel leave with someone else or alone and Celeborn could still be of the Sindar.

Iīm really not very familiar with the work of an author, but is it really that big a problem to change the history of a character if you already published otherwise. Clear, if it happens too often, people might not buy your books anymore, but with Galadriel it would be a minor change if you look at his entire world.



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For example, why would Galadriel 'need' the stone in the Third Age (from Gandalf) when she could employ Nenya at this time?


You have point, it would indeed makes no sense, but I like the version so much, when she gets a gift from a Valar but she already had Nenya to make Lorien beautiful and ageless, or maybe Yavanna didnīt know that Galadriel has Nenya, but is that likely? Or the Elessar has effects Nenya hasnīt, so that it was in some other way useful for Galadriel.
I like it much more, as a sign of hope from a Valar, that they leave ME not alone and the exchange between Galadriel and Gandalf has much more weight than the conversation with Celebrimbor where she complains that she canīt go to Valinor unless she begs for pardon (but she still being stubborn would never do so) and is mightier in ME .

Do I understand you right, he wrote the two versions on the same time and the reader should decide which version is true?

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Chief matter? Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 18 2013, 7:28pm
    I vote #2 CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 18 2013, 8:14pm
        Tolkiens mind Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 18 2013, 8:24pm
            Greatness vs quantity CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 18 2013, 10:07pm
                Who would? Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 18 2013, 11:16pm
                    Second Age mistory (mist plus history) Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 19 2013, 1:49am
                        Eregion Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 19 2013, 7:53am
                            Another example Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 19 2013, 8:20am
                            Galadriel of Eregion Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 19 2013, 6:18pm
                                Eregion Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 19 2013, 8:03pm
                                    external chronology Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 20 2013, 5:19pm
                                        Galadriel Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 20 2013, 7:46pm

 
 
 

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