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 May, 4 2007

A journal for discussion of the story "Reconciliation."


Just what the hook says. I will try actually to reply to any comments in this journal.

Hi Denise,

I'm very glad you've enjoyed 'Reconciliation' thus far!

You asked:

it feels from the last part of Ch. 2 that Ornendil must have at least some sense of his own part in what happened to Andrahar. Is this an accurate reading on my part? How much discussion has there been between the officers and/or Adrahil about their own racist attitudes and the contribution this made to the extreme measures taken by Valyon's crew?

Yes, Ornendil has come to realize that he personally has contributed to Andrahar's situation. And there has been discussion - you'll get a sense of how much discussion there has been in later chapters, although because this is a lower-decks story, the viewpoint of the masters, and especially of Adrahil, is not given nearly as much attention. But there is definitely a sense of "Something Must Be Done" and "We Aren't Innocent, Here," among the officers.

On a much different note, is the Canticle of the Sun recorded anywhere? Or were you thinking of our Real World example?

I personally am thinking of the Canticle of the Sun of our real world, which has some elements (and is elemental enough to fit, in its way) that seem appropriate to me for Yavanna. ANd to the best of my knowledge, there is no Canticle of the Sun in Tolkien's work, though if there were, it obviously would differ.

I'm glad you're enjoying the Haradrim - I love playing with that area of Tolkien's world, and Andrahar is a fun person to write just because of his straddling of two worlds.

Thanks for your comments!

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