Three Sides to the Same Story: 3. Túrin

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3. Túrin


"Then the heart of Finduilas was turned from Gwindor and against her will her love was given to Túrin; but Túrin did not perceive what had befallen. And being torn in heart Finduilas became sorrowful; and she grew wan and silent." (The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien)

To Fate: A Haiku, by the pools of Ivrin

Elves' joyless sunlight--

Accursed foul-wind, Morgoth's breath

I shall outrun you!

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Story Information

Author: Starlight

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/12/11

Original Post: 04/21/03

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Three Sides to the Same Story

Marchwriter - 27 Dec 11 - 8:34 AM

Ch. 3: Túrin

This is one of my favorite stories in the Silmarillion--Gwindor, in particular, is a favorite, such a tragic character and one of Tolkien's few who do not need to have strength in arms to be valiant. You capture Finduilas' suffering very well; she must have felt terrible, not being able to return Gwindor's love and loving a man, who a) was mortal and b) only saw her as a sister or a queen. Turin's chapter, of course, is just as blunt and taciturn as the man himself. Well done on all three counts!

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