Oct 13 2013, 2:21pm
Post #26 of 26
i'd also like to add this angle....
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i'd also like to add this angle to the love between aredhel and eol.... even if one takes the position that their elf-sight was working (in terms of seeing clearly that someone is a good, potential partner), personal practices can derail that.
eol greatly resented the noldor, and ascribed to them many of the troubles that followed in beleriand. but he disliked them also for their own sakes... he deemed them usurpers and too full of themselves.
i think a bit of what eol might have seen in aredhel, once he learned of her "nationality" and family connections, was that this was a noldo whom he could wed and to a certain extent bring under his control. he also would be husband to one of the jewels of the royal houses of the noldo, so i think that must have sweetened the pot, and also then spurred him on to his controlling, possessive rules about not meeting with any noldo, etc.
i wonder if aredhel had been teleri or sindarin, if he would have been as possessive. my guess is that he always had the potential to be possessive with any partner, but having one who was noldo just really brought out many of his insecurities and resentments.
aka. fili orc-enshield
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."
this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo