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November, 12 2005
OK, folks-this is the general forum now for questions that don't seem to fit in any of the other threads. I'm going to sort some of the earlier posts into the appropriate forums, but it might take a while, so bear with me. I'll delete the ones that have already been reposted by their authors.
Elrond is my favorite character in Tolkien's world. And I have to admit that reading CMC again, I am torn about his depiction. Would Elrond really try to force a promise on one of his sons I wonder?... and now looking at his life, everyone he loved in canon walked away from him for some reason or another - , his parents, elros, maglor, celebrian, arwen, elrohir and elladan. I was reading HOME the other day and the quote which described Celeborn's sailing to Valinor :
"with him went the last living memory of the Elder Days in Middle-earth." (FotR, p. 25)
Made me think again - that Celeborn sailed without Elrond's sons. That they had stayed and died in middle earth, that was the land they fought for and died for. Even in the books the twins seem more involved with the Dunedain than with the elves.
I know it can be argued both ways, that the twins did go with Celeborn - but what was stopping the twins from sailing with their father? I understand if I was Elrond I would be desperate to secure the fact that my children would come back to me, all I can feel is an immense sadness for Elrond, as he loved the people in his life so much in that he was able to let them go and fufil their own wants and destinies. *Sniffs* - I love that elf
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