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IMO: a hero with deep character flaws.

dik-dik
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Mar 31, 8:02am


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IMO: a hero with deep character flaws. [In reply to] Can't Post

I personally never liked Túrin, though I pity him somewhat. He has a 'Potterish' quality that I don't care for. Hard to say if his traits are his own fault, or some long-distance mind-influencing by Morgoth. But he strikes me as having arrogance, sense of entitlement, volatileness and stubbornness exceeding his actual status, and so do his mother and sister. No matter who's to blame for his behaviour, he does a poor job as king under the mountain, er, I mean, exiled lord of Dor-Lómin. :P The behaviour that was among my least favorite displays by him, and is missing in your list, was how he treated the envoys from Círdan.

"A journalist once asked me what I would like my epitaph to be and I said I think I would like it to be 'He did very little harm'. And that's not easy. Most people seem to me to do a great deal of harm. If I could be remembered as having done very little, that would suit me." ~ Paul Eddington


(This post was edited by dik-dik on Mar 31, 8:04am)

Subject User Time
Turin Turambar: hero or villain HeWhoArisesinMight Send a private message to HeWhoArisesinMight Mar 22, 11:27pm
    I think the term "antihero" would describe Turin well. // BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Mar 22, 11:46pm
    Welcome to the Reading Room! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Mar 23, 12:25am
        COH discussion HeWhoArisesinMight Send a private message to HeWhoArisesinMight Mar 23, 3:07am
    Hero or Villain? Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Mar 23, 1:36am
    Neither DaughterofLaketown Send a private message to DaughterofLaketown Mar 23, 3:51am
        ive justcposted .'both', but i ALSO agree with 'neither' (and for the same reasons!) :) // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 23, 9:38am
    To me, he isn't a hero or a villian. Cillendor Send a private message to Cillendor Mar 23, 6:10am
        Nurture vs. Nature HeWhoArisesinMight Send a private message to HeWhoArisesinMight Mar 24, 12:34am
        Really interesting comparison to Tuor IdrilLalaith Send a private message to IdrilLalaith Mar 25, 4:51am
            Cousins, comparisons, curses, and c(k)illing....(It works!!) Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Mar 25, 1:54pm
    tragic hero of villian? - why, both! noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 23, 9:29am
        Again, we agree NoWiz elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Mar 23, 7:34pm
    That is a very interesting and HUGE topic and I love dicussing it!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Mar 23, 7:21pm
        VERY glad those discussions brought you into the RR Rem! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 24, 12:42am
    The short answer is, yes.// Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Mar 30, 12:04am
    IMO: a hero with deep character flaws. dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Mar 31, 8:02am

 
 
 

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