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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: 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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