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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 270 - Too late

25th February 2016 (22:05)

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    Part 270 Too late



    Next time: Part 271: A father's legacy

    Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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!

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    Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
    Posted at: 26th February 2016 14:45 (UTC)
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    "He's still alive! His eyes haven't turned into X's yet."

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 26th February 2016 16:30 (UTC)

    Heh.

    Among elves, only Enelyë and her granddaughter get the power to break the fourth wall. :)

    Edited at 2016-02-26 16:30 (UTC)

    Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
    Posted at: 27th February 2016 20:34 (UTC)

    I always wondered what exactly Tolkien wanted to express by killing Feanor off so early. I mean Feanor is pretty much the main character for a whole chunk of the story, the instigator of the rebellion and of the fated siege of Angband he never even got to see.

    Knowing Tolkien it is probably just to show the futility of Feanor's pride and hubris.

    Interestingly at one point while writing the LoTR Tolkien considered making Feanor the creator of the rings (the nine, seven and three) who were then only corrupted by Sauron's Master Ring. Would be interesting to know how the rings would have figured into the Silmarillion...

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 29th February 2016 21:32 (UTC)

    Something to remember is that originally, Fëanor wasn't the central character, nor were the Silmarils as central to the plot as they would become. Túrin, Beren and Lúthien, and Eärendil were the main characters, and Fëanor was long gone by the time their stories were taking place.

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