My Shining Stars

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And now for something controversial: Elrond stands on the deck of the ship carrying him to Aman writing notes in a journal.

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Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 My Shining Stars 793 4 05 Nov 07
Appx. Word Count 793 4  



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My Shining Stars

erunyauve - 16 Oct 07 - 7:34 PM

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>>I look not above but toward the horizon

I very much like this interpretation of Elrond's relationship with Maglor and Maedhros - and with his parents.  (Of course, I like it most because I agree with it!)  I do think it was Tolkien's intention to portray the fostering of Elrond and Elros as kindly and nurturing.  Interestingly enough, Elrond's story recalls Tolkien's own youth - and he was certainly a doting father himself.  We may be too modernist in our interpretation of Elrond's feelings about his parents, but it is realistic to imagine that a child would not understand, and as an adult, he might be more charitable, but his affections remain those of the child.

I especially like the shining star image, and the meaning it holds for Elrond in this story.

My Shining Stars

oshun - 16 Oct 07 - 8:00 PM

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Thanks for reading and commenting. I've gotten the full spectrum of comments on it. I know that I write in a modernist mode, but I like to play with character development. In this case I more or less took off from Tolkien's line "Maglor took pity upon Elros and Elrond, and he cherished them, and love grew after between them."

My Shining Stars

oshun - 01 Apr 13 - 5:11 AM

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Ziggy, thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment. I am thrilled you enjoyed it.

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Author: oshun

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/01/13

Original Post: 10/16/07

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