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Princes of Dol Amroth

 February, 25 2006

Questions about the life and times of Imrahil and his family can be asked here, including questions about Ultimatums, Kin-Strife and the shorter stories. Discussions about Brand can go either here or in the Best-Loved Son thread, since his stories sort of overlap both cycles.

I think Denise's point about lapsing into depression upon returning to an unchanged problematic situation is very insightful. Especially if, hitherto, Finduillas had been processing Denethor's behavior as temporary and anomalous, or rationalizing it away as a consequence of immediate (but not permanent) context, and/or refusing to see it as the very dark thing it was. She might also have over-estimated her ability to enact change in Minas Tirith, mistakenly thinking that the relative strength and energy she felt in Dol Amroth would continue in Minas Tirith, when in fact her position of weakness vis a vis Denethor hadn't changed a bit. Moreover, he might have noted her improved spirits and health after her respite in Dol Amroth, and resented her for it...

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