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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Elrond and Celebrian

The reason Elrond does not rejoin Celebrian in the West is because Elrond lives in purgatory.

Elrond and Celebrian both know what happened when Celebrian was abducted. If it were a simple matter of Celebrian being wounded, Elrond would have followed her - to the literal End. If Celebrian had considered herself irrevocably broken, the relevant sin is Despair: she would have committed suicide. Elrond did not follow and Celebrian did not die. We have to conclude that something else happened.

Celebrian chose to preserve the life within her; Elrond could not accept this. This is why Celebrian was worthy of the Undying Lands. Elrond stayed behind in this mittel Earth.

posted by Zimri on 21:25 | link | 0 comments

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