I know that most people look at Feanor,as being self-centered and irrationally selfish(two traits,that my family routinely,attribute to me),for refusing Yavannas'(bold)suggestion,that he remove the light of the Silmarils,so that she could attempt to,revitalize the Trees,that Ungoliant(not Feanor mind you) destroyed....Feanor(to his credit)readily admitted that he held an uncanny love for these gems,and to break them(to recover their inner light)would break his heart!! I understand that the revival of the Trees,was of great importance,but would the SHATTERING of Feanors HEART,been an unimportant occurence?!? I LOVED,this part of the book,because Feanor(An elf,after my own heart)showed that he had the"stones"to stand up to the Valar,over a request he felt,was asking(far) TOO much of him!!! This same type of scenario(with similar results)has taken place in my life,more than once...I REALLY like this "Feanor"character..So,I'm gonna get a shirt and cap made,with "WWFD"emblazoned across them,with the phrase:"What would Feanor Do?!?"written below it!!Yes,I am aware,that Melkors' LIES,contributed to how Feanor actually WORDED,his denial(saying that if "forced"into surrendering the Simirals,he would know,that Melkor was indeed of their ilk!! But even before Feanor shouted those RASH words,he was ADAMANT,about no"harm" coming to his Simirals,which he stated would"wound" him unto death!!
Hey Fionwe,while not worded overly"eloquently",your point is UNDENIABLY true!! :) Keep in mind when Feanor was born,his mother stated that more"spirit"went into him alone,to accomodate a HUNDRED others!! Also that Feanors spirit was SO"intense"that it turned him into ASHES,as it sped his body!! This was an Elf PASSIONATE in his beliefs!! :O
Of course you're right,but you've gotta"admire"his'stones'in defiantly standing his ground to one of the Valar!!! I'm going to get a shirt made that'll read:"W.W.F.D"with(What would Feanor Do?")in parenthesis below it!! lol.. :)
I'd buy that shirt ;). Feanor is one of my favorites, besides, well, Turin obviously. It's really hard to find characters with as much passion as them in other works of literature. Probably why I'm on my 10th read of the Silmarillion....
Yes,I've read the Silmarillion so many times,it's not even funny! One of my favorite parts is where the Dwarves of Belegost performed a dirge in the middle of a big battle for their fallen Lord Azaghal,in which they,by wearing"hideous"and terrifying"battle-masks" looked(and sounded)SO"grim"that no one DARED to "interupt"them!! THAT would make a GREAT scene in a movie!!