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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 190 - Charging - clear!

23rd February 2015 (12:27)

There may be a theme to this current run of titles. :)

Trivia for the day: when Tolkien first wrote this section of the story, he hadn't yet come up with the idea of Míriel's death and Finwë's remarriage to Indis - so Fëanor just said, "I will be the first Elf to die in Aman". Once Tolkien decided that the honour actually belonged to Fêanor's mother, he had to re-write this dialogue to be 'the first to be slain'.

Also, in the original draft it was Ulmo who said Aulë's lines about "give him time", so I gave Ulmo a speaking part in the scene anyway.

Part 190: Charging - clear!

Next time: Part 191: We're losing him...

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 23rd February 2015 17:25 (UTC)

So...and here we have the second scene that makes me hate Feanor. He denies the world, all his people and loved ones the trees because he wants to keep his jewellery.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd February 2015 18:08 (UTC)

It is pretty selfish of him - though at this stage he's only saying "Breaking them would break my heart too". He hasn't actually said no yet.

Assuming he's telling the truth and not just being a melodramatic drama queen, it does raise an important philosophical point. It might be noble to sacrifice yourself for the sake of others - but is it evil to refuse to do so? Does the worthiness of a cause justify violating someone's rights like that?

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 24th February 2015 14:56 (UTC)

You should draw Fëanor with a little angel sitting on one shoulder and a little Ayn Rand sitting on the other.

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