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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.

There were a couple of points in Chapter 8 where I couldn't come up with a logical explanation:

Why did Elethil take his books and other things with him if he should want to commit suicide?

Why did he take one of the spare horses? Wouldn't that make him more "beholden" than if he had taken his own?

From these details I get the feeling there is still hope, but I feel this contradicts the way Peloren's PoV is written here, what it evokes in me as a reader. Of course, it might be that Peloren is wrong, and the PoV might be misleading intentionally to keep the tension high, but the others seem to share his pessimism, and the chapter has such a "flavour" of "too late"...

Why does Andrahar not know if there is another village in the vicinity? Shouldn't they know the geography of Belfalas, especially if the village is so close to Dol Amroth? And if he doesn't, why doesn't Imrahil at least? Why do they have to rely on Peloren's spotty knowledge?

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