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Comments For Character of the Month Biographies
Yet another great biography, oshun! Cconsidering the scarceness of material on most of the female characters in the Silmarillion you have managed to present us with a good analysis about Earwen's role in the history of the Eldar. It is frustrating that she appears mostly as Galadriel's or Finrod's mother, or Olwe's daughter, or Finarfin's wife and does not stand out as herself, given the influence that, as you say, she must have held before and after the Darkening. Shame, really... Truly enjoyable!
I missed thanking for this comment! Thank you!!
Angrod was a character in the Silmarillion that for ma had been hidden behind the more dazzling stories of his siblings. I was just about aware of him but might have struggled to recall his name. This fantastic essay has made me realise how much more there is to him, and by pulling it all together he has at last a proper place in the legendarium.
Oshun, you have made me wonder (again!) how complicated it must have been for Tolkien to keep track of his own characters in his head and on paper, when he did not have the luxury of a computer search facility!
Oh, thanks for reading, Russandol, and letting me know that you enjoyed it. It is usually about now each month that I start wishing I allowed myself more time to think and polish before sending these along for publication!
I do not know how Tolkien kept track of all these characters without a computer and so many interruptions for months or years at a time throughout his life. He only dropped the ball a couple of times. The two Glorfindels not being intended, for example.