Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Foreshadowing

Once the hobbits went off with Strider, they camped out one night and wanted to hear some stories. Strider told of a story of Beren, a mortal man, who was in love with Luthien, an elven princess. He says the story does does not have a known ending. So he tells the story and Beren is slain and Luthien picks mortality.

This story is kind of what Aragorn is living since he is in love with Arwen. Tolkien does a good job of finishing the story of Beren through the life of Aragorn as we find out towards the end of the trilogy.

2 comments:

Rebecca Siddle (Renaker) said...
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becky said...

I find it nice the way things link together. I've been thinking a lot about this- I am new to LotR (reading or watching). I have been getting lost in so many names and seemingly side thoughts- I'm not sure if all of them are important or which I need to sift through. I feel that, not for this example particularly, that it would be easier to add small notes of relations and mini stories when they are actually pertanent to a circumstance.