Re: [mythsoc] Suite101 article for June 26, 2002
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Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 2:09 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] Suite101 article for June 26, 2002
>...She is, in some ways, the one redeeming quality
about the Rohirrim, and in other ways their most damning attribute.
Thought-provoking article, especially with our recent good/evil discussion.
Gandalf admonishes those who were in a position to understand and respond to Eowyn's trapped (and, to her, degraded) life and didn't do so--especially Eomer. I appreciate that individuals are still shown here to be accountable for their own actions, or lack of them, and aren't allowed to get away with, "Well, that's how we do things," or even, "That's how we've *always* done things." Tolkien seems quite clear that there are times in any culture--even an ancient, respected one--when an individual may be called to be countercultural; if he were really trying to portray the culture as "all good," there would be no reason for this.
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- --- In mythsoc@y..., "michael_martinez2" <michael@x> wrote:
> Sorry for the length of this, and for the HTML code. I've devotedOops!
> all my spare time over the past few days to working on this article
> and I am tired and need to get to bed. Don't have time to clean it
> up for general email.
I apologize to everyone who came looking for 'The other way round'
and could not find it. I accidentally set the viewing date for July,
not June. It should now be visible!
The direct link I provided at the bottom of my notice worked, and a
few people found it that way. Hope the rest of you can find it