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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.
Eressa wrote: 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 am a bit conflicted about how I depicted Elrond in CMC myself, because he's one of my favorite characters as well. He perhaps accepts things with better grace than I have depicted-my Elrond is very much grieving the loss of his daughter and fears the loss of his sons as well, perhaps at least in part because he knows he will be leaving soon and having to face Celebrian again.
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?
It pretty much can, and my interpretation was based on what you had observed as well-that the twins seemed to enjoy hanging about with the Rangers rather than their Elven kindred. I was also selfishly motivated because I wanted to use them again in future stories, which wouldn't have happened had they left with Elrond.
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