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    Lord. From the offerings given between the two brothers to God, Abel receives God’s favor in his offering versus Cain’s. Cain becomes jealous of Abel and from Cain’s jealousy kills his own brother. (Maybe another quote here). In the outcome that follows, God punishes Cain for his actions act of killing his brother, condemning him to become a fugitive and a wanderer of the Earth (Bible Genesis 4). The Noldor Elves in Tolkien’s Simarillion, Feanor’s Oath drives him and his followers to make a tragic mistake. Feanor’s Oath was made between Feanor (king?) and his seven sons cursing Morgoth for stealing Feanor’s precious creation, the Silmarils. Out of anger Feanor and his sons gather many in the pursuit of getting back the Silmarils and to finish Morgoth, whom had escaped to Middle-Earth. Feanor leads the Noldor onward to Middle-Earth but have to cross the Belegaer Sea. To cross the sea required the Noldor to borrow ships from the Teleri, known as sea elves, the Teleri replying with a no, and the Noldor ensue in the first bloodbath with the Elves. The result of this bloodbath the Noldor were cursed with the Doom of Mandos and if they continued onward to Middle-Earth they would never get the Silmarils, be exiled from Valinor, and would live in continued sorrow and grief (Tolkien 93-96). In all the stories, both of myth and fantasy experience the consequences for the evil they had inflicted upon themselves, others, and the world around them. However, the reason why each story…

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    The Silmarillion is a fantasy epic by J. R. R. Tolkien that plunges you into a world full of the rich histories of the people that live there. Furthermore; it is a collection of five consecutive works; the Ainulindale, the Valaquenta, the Quenta Silmarillion, the Akkallabeth, and the section of the rings of power and the third age. The Ainulindale brings you into the mist of Eru Illuvatar and his holy ones the Ainur. At once the Ainur begin singing Ea (the universe) into existence. Nevertheless;…

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    Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! She is more Stronger than the foundations of all the earth. All shall love me and despair.” In the tale Galadriel desire for the great good, but fall into deep darkness while having a conversation with Frodo over the ring. However, she refuses to accept the ring because of the…

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    After briefly reviewing the ways in which their story became enmeshed with the greater story of the Noldor and the Silmarils, Christopher gives a separate account of the development of ‘The Fate of Beren and Lúthien.’ He discusses Tolkien’s earliest ideas about the death and potential rebirth of elves in order to explain the special dispensation granted to elven Beren and Tinúviel in “The Tale of Tinúviel.” In “The Quenta Noldorinwa,” the fate is imposed by Mandos on Beren the Man and Lúthien…

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