24200Re: Denethor and Abraham
- Apr 9, 2013---"Beregond, Anders Stenstrom" <beregond@...> wrote:
>While the parallel has certainly been noted many times before, e.g., from a quick web search:
> A theology student who is writing a paper on
> Denethor's attempt to burn Faramir as an analogue
> to Abraham's stopped sacrifice of Isaac has asked
> me about previous literature on the topic. Perhaps
> people on this list have better memories than I
> have, and can help?
(and for that matter, Frodo's entire quest, because it requires him to be [nearly] sacrificed for what some of the tale's characters--like Boromir and Denethor--see as an irrational reason, has been passingly compared to the Abraham and Isaac story:
I don't know if there have been more thorough comparisons.
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