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Unmeant Bitterness

Marta - 05 Dec 05 - 4:08 AM

General Comment

I think what I like most about this story is that it makes a full defence of this scene without ever making Denethor soft. He's not abusive or any of the other negative fanons we associate with him, but he is the hard man to love that I imagine when I read Tolkien (at least this close to the end of his life). Some very rich scenes going on here!

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Unmeant Bitterness

Marta - 05 Dec 05 - 7:19 PM

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This is probably one of the cleverest uses of this scene that I've seen in a long time. It does a great job with all of the characters - thanks for the window into these moments.

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Unmeant Bitterness

elanor of aquitania - 12 Dec 05 - 3:46 AM

Ch. 1: Unmeant Bitterness

Men shall murmur of injustice and favouritism.

IMO especially the use of the word 'favouritism' is too modern and too francophil. Tolkien always tried to avoid words of roman origin.

Maybe more like 'unjustness and undue goodwill' .

Otherwise I liked this story very much. I always like to learn more of Denethor's thoughts ;-)

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