Thanks for the A2A The Silmarillion is Tolkien's first book and his last. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of. The Silmarillion, foundation of the imagined world of J. R. R. Tolkien, was Tolkien describes and documents the later history of The Silmarillion, from the time. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's.
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SILMARILLION EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN Annotation The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic, operatic history of the First Age of Middle- Earth. The Silmarillion. Home · The Silmarillion Author: J. R. R. Tolkien. downloads Views The Silmarillion · Read more · The Silmarillion. Read more. echecs16.info On Food and Cooking Harold Mcgee. The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic, operatic history of the First to .
No one, not even one of the Valar, can read the mind of other equal beings : 1 that is one cannot see them or comprehend them fully and directly by simple inspection. One can deduce much of their thought, from general comparisons leading to conclusions concerning the nature and tendencies of minds and thought, and from particular knowledge of individuals, and special circumstances. But this is no more reading or inspection of another mind than is deduction concerning the contents of a closed room, or events taken place out of sight. Neither is so-called thought-transference a process of mind-reading: this is but the reception, and interpretation by the receiving mind, of the impact of a thought, or thought-pattern, emanating from another mind, which is no more the mind in full or in itself than is the distant sight of a man running the man himself. Minds can exhibit or reveal themselves to other minds by the action of their own wills though it is doubtful if, even when willing or desiring this, a mind can actually reveal itself wholly to any other mind.
In their association with the warring Eldar Men were raised to their fullest achievable stature, and by the two marriages the transference to them, or infusion into Mankind, of the noblest Elf-strain was accomplished, in readiness for the still distant, but inevitably approaching, days when the Elves would fade.
The last intervention with physical force by the Valar, ending in the breaking of Thangorodrim, may then be viewed as not in fact reluctant or even unduly delayed, but timed with precision.
The intervention came before the annihilation of the Eldar and the Edain. Morgoth though locally triumphant had neglected most of Middle-earth during the war; and by it he had in fact been weakened: in power and prestige he had lost and failed to recover one of the Silmarils , and above all in mind. He had become absorbed in kingship , and though a tyrant of ogre-size and monstrous power, this was a vast fall even from his former wickedness of hate, and his terrible nihilism.
He had fallen to like being a tyrant-king with conquered slaves, and vast obedient armies.
The war was successful, and ruin was limited to the small if beautiful region of Beleriand. He was judged, and eventually taken out of the Blessed Realm and executed: that is killed like one of the Incarnates.
When that body was destroyed he was weak and utterly houseless , and for that time at a loss and unanchored as it were. We read that he was then thrust out into the Void. It may however refer inaccurately 3 to the extrusion or flight of his spirit from Arda.
In any case, in seeking to absorb or rather to infiltrate himself throughout matter , what was then left of him was no longer powerful enough to reclothe itself. It would now remain fixed in the desire to do so: there was no repentance or possibility of it: Melkor had abandoned for ever all spiritual ambitions, and existed almost solely as a desire to possess and domiante matter, and Arda in particular.
At least it could not yet reclothe itself.
Melkor was not Sauron. We speak of him being weakened, shrunken, reduced ; but this is in comparison with the great Valar. He had been a being of immense potency and life. The dark spirit of Melkor's remainder might be expected, therefore, eventually and after long ages to increase again, even as some held to draw back into itself some of its formerly dissipated power. It would do this even if Sauron could not because of its relative greatness. It did not repent, or turn finally away from its obsession, but retained still relics of wisdom, so that it could still seek its object indirectly, and not merely blindly.
It would rest, seek to heal itself, distract itself by other thoughts and desires and devices — but all simply to recover enough strength to return to the attack on the Valar, and to its old obsession. As it grew again it would become, as it were, a dark shadow, brooding on the confines of Arda, and yearning towards it. Nevertheless the breaking of Thangorodrim and the extrusion of Melkor was the end of Morgoth as such, and for that age and many ages after.
He had been the Adversary of the Enemy. He had commanded Sauron to come before him for judgement, but had left room for repentance and ultimate rehabilitation.
Sauron had refused and had fled into hiding. Sauron, however, was a problem that Men had to deal with finally: the first of the many concentrations of Evil into definite power-points that they would have to combat, as it was also the last of those in mythological personalized but non-human form.
In the first overthrow and disembodiment of Sauron in Middle-earth neglecting the matter of Luthien …. The Valar were like architects working with a plan passed by the Government.
They became less and less important structurally! Even in the First Age we see them after uncounted ages of work near the end of their time of work — not wisdom or counsel. The wiser they became the less power they had to do anything — save by counsel. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares.
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