Andreth and Estel
- At 04:47 PM 4/11/2002 , Margaret Dean wrote:
>I've actually been chewingAnd what's really remarkable about the Debate as a work of literature is
>over your question in response (Did Finrod get an answer to =his=
>question, i.e. did Andreth's people have "estel" or not?); the
>best I can come up with is that the answer is "No, yes, and
>maybe" and takes up most of the rest of the Debate!
the net of mystery and uncertainty that Tolkien successfully casts around
what are, to everybody except poor Finrod, some of the most basic precepts
of Judeo-Christian theology. I consider the Debate one of the greatest
constituents of Tolkien's legendarium.