History Literature / TheChildrenOfHurin

15th Oct '16 11:20:01 AM Hadjorim
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''The Children of Húrin'' is one of Tolkien's darker works and deals more starkly with darker subject matter, and is less well-known than ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Fundamentally a Greek tragedy, there is no happy ending here. ''The Children of Húrin'' is much closer in tone to the likes of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and overturns the common conception of Tolkien as a writer of BlackAndWhiteMorality.

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''The Children of Húrin'' is one of Tolkien's darker works and deals more starkly with darker subject matter, and is less well-known than ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Fundamentally a Greek tragedy, there There is no happy ending here. ''The Children of Húrin'' is much closer in tone to the likes of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and overturns the common conception of Tolkien as a writer of BlackAndWhiteMorality.
3rd Oct '16 12:29:26 PM LordOfTheSword
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---> Then he fled from them, like the wind, and they were filled with wonder and fear. But Mablung said: "Some strange and dreadful thing has chanced that we know not. Let us follow him and aid him if we may: for now he is fey and witless." But Túrin sped far before them, and came to Cabed-en-Aras, and stood still; and he heard the roaring of the water, and saw that all the trees near and far were withered, and their sere leaves fell mournfully, as though winter had come in the first days of summer. "Cabed-en-Aras, Cabed Naeramarth!" he cried. "I will not defile your waters where Níniel was washed. For all my deeds have been ill, and the latest the worst." Then he drew forth his sword, and said: "Hail Gurthang, iron of death, thou alone now remainest! But what lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee? From no blood wilt thou shrink! Wilt thou take Túrin Turambar? Wilt thou slay me swiftly?" And from the blade rang a cold voice in answer: "Yea, I will drink thy blood, that I may forget the blood of Beleg my master, and the blood of Brandir slain unjustly. I will slay thee swiftly." Then Túrin set the hilts upon the ground, and cast himself upon the point of Gurthang, and the black blade took his life.

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---> Then he fled from them, like the wind, and they were filled with wonder and fear. But Mablung said: "Some strange and dreadful thing has chanced that we know not. Let us follow him and aid him if we may: for now he is fey and witless." But Túrin [[spoiler: Túrin]] sped far before them, and came to Cabed-en-Aras, and stood still; and he heard the roaring of the water, and saw that all the trees near and far were withered, and their sere leaves fell mournfully, as though winter had come in the first days of summer. "Cabed-en-Aras, Cabed Naeramarth!" he cried. "I will not defile your waters where Níniel was washed. For all my deeds have been ill, and the latest the worst." [[spoiler: Then he drew forth his sword, and said: "Hail Gurthang, iron of death, thou alone now remainest! But what lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee? From no blood wilt thou shrink! Wilt thou take Túrin Turambar? Wilt thou slay me swiftly?" And from the blade rang a cold voice in answer: "Yea, I will drink thy blood, that I may forget the blood of Beleg my master, and the blood of Brandir slain unjustly. I will slay thee swiftly." Then Túrin set the hilts upon the ground, and cast himself upon the point of Gurthang, and the black blade took his life.]]
8th Jul '16 2:53:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Okay, Beleg was more of a BigBrotherMentor than TheObiWan, but he still gave Túrin plenty of help and advice, and still got killed before everything was said and done.

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** Okay, Beleg was more of a BigBrotherMentor than TheObiWan, BigBrotherMentor, but he still gave Túrin plenty of help and advice, and still got killed before everything was said and done.
23rd Jun '16 4:59:15 AM Az_Tech341
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. While Turin is held by Glaurung's magic spell, [[spoiler:Finduilas is dragged off and killed by the Orcs. Bonus Points for screaming for his help.]]

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. While Turin is held by Glaurung's magic spell, [[spoiler:Finduilas is dragged off and killed by the Orcs. Bonus Points for screaming They enslave her before they kill her. She both screams for his help.help as they drag her away and begs that he learn of her fate as she dies.]]
23rd Jun '16 4:54:49 AM Az_Tech341
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. While he is held by Glaurung's magic spell, [[spoiler:Finduilas is dragged off and killed by the Orcs. Bonus Points for screaming for his help.]]

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. While he Turin is held by Glaurung's magic spell, [[spoiler:Finduilas is dragged off and killed by the Orcs. Bonus Points for screaming for his help.]]
3rd May '16 10:13:14 AM Bense
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** Túrin helps the Elves of Nargothrond fortify their city against their encroaching enemies, including the addition of a giant bridge in front of their gates across the River Narog, and encourages them to give up secrecy and go to open warfare. This just shows Morgoth's armies exactly where to find the hidden fortress-city, and he sends the dragon Glaurung to literally smoke them out...

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** Túrin helps the Elves of Nargothrond fortify their city against their encroaching enemies, including the addition of a giant bridge in front of their gates across the River Narog, and encourages them to give up secrecy and go to open warfare. This just shows Morgoth's armies exactly where to find the hidden fortress-city, and he sends the dragon Glaurung to literally smoke them out...out. The bridge turns out to be just the right size for Glaurung, and too sturdy to destroy quickly...
7th Mar '16 7:54:22 PM fusilcontrafusil
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A DarkFantasy novel by Creator/JRRTolkien, it was edited posthumously by his son Christopher. This is one of Tolkien's "Great Tales" of the First Age of Middle-earth--one of the earliest and most elaborated tales. It exists in many versions, both in prose and in poetry, some almost complete and some as fragments. The various versions and parts have previously been published in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/UnfinishedTalesOfNumenorAndMiddleEarth'', and ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth'' known as ''Narn i Chîn Húrin'' (aka "The Narn"), but the published novel '''''The Children of Húrin''''' is the first to compile it all into a single complete text.

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A DarkFantasy novel by Creator/JRRTolkien, it was edited posthumously by his son Christopher. This is one of Tolkien's "Great Tales" of the First Age of Middle-earth--one of the earliest and most elaborated tales. It exists in many versions, both in prose and in poetry, some almost complete and some as fragments. The various versions and parts have previously been published in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/UnfinishedTalesOfNumenorAndMiddleEarth'', and ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth'' known as ''Narn i Chîn Húrin'' (aka "The Narn"), but the published novel '''''The Children of Húrin''''' is the first publication to compile it all into a single complete text.



The Children of Húrin is one of Tolkien's darker works and deals more starkly with darker subject matter, and is less well-known than TheLordOfTheRings. Fundamentally a Greek tragedy, there is no happy ending here. The Children of Húrin is much closer in tone to the likes of ASongOfIceAndFire, and overturns the common conception of Tolkien as a writer of BlackAndWhiteMorality.

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The ''The Children of Húrin Húrin'' is one of Tolkien's darker works and deals more starkly with darker subject matter, and is less well-known than TheLordOfTheRings.''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Fundamentally a Greek tragedy, there is no happy ending here. The ''The Children of Húrin Húrin'' is much closer in tone to the likes of ASongOfIceAndFire, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and overturns the common conception of Tolkien as a writer of BlackAndWhiteMorality.
20th Dec '15 4:34:49 PM nombretomado
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A DarkFantasy novel by Creator/JRRTolkien, it was edited posthumously by his son Christopher. This is one of Tolkien's "Great Tales" of the First Age of Middle-earth--one of the earliest and most elaborated tales. It exists in many versions, both in prose and in poetry, some almost complete and some as fragments. The various versions and parts have previously been published in ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/UnfinishedTalesOfNumenorAndMiddleEarth'', and ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth'' known as ''Narn i Chîn Húrin'' (aka "The Narn"), but the published novel '''''The Children of Húrin''''' is the first to compile it all into a single complete text.

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A DarkFantasy novel by Creator/JRRTolkien, it was edited posthumously by his son Christopher. This is one of Tolkien's "Great Tales" of the First Age of Middle-earth--one of the earliest and most elaborated tales. It exists in many versions, both in prose and in poetry, some almost complete and some as fragments. The various versions and parts have previously been published in ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/UnfinishedTalesOfNumenorAndMiddleEarth'', and ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth'' known as ''Narn i Chîn Húrin'' (aka "The Narn"), but the published novel '''''The Children of Húrin''''' is the first to compile it all into a single complete text.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Aerin, Niënor, Túrin, and Húrin, though technically the latter doesn't die in this book but in the sequel chapter in ''TheSilmarillion''.]]. After everything that has happened, it's not hard to understand why.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Aerin, Niënor, Túrin, and Húrin, though technically the latter doesn't die in this book but in the sequel chapter in ''TheSilmarillion''.''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.]]. After everything that has happened, it's not hard to understand why.
11th Nov '15 8:48:40 AM LordGro
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* DownerBeginning: The Nírnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, is the single greatest defeat that the forces of good ever suffered. Guess what kicks off the plot?

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* DownerBeginning: The plot is kicked off by the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, the Arnoediad or Battle of Unnumbered Tears, is the single greatest defeat that the forces of good ever suffered. Guess what kicks off the plot?suffered.
10th Nov '15 7:48:36 PM SoapyTroper
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* DownerBeginning: The Nírnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, is the single greatest defeat that the forces of good ever suffered. Guess what kicks off the plot?
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