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|Maglor's lament for the lost Silmaril by losselen||1 Review(s)|
|Starlight and Moonlight||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/30/2021|
|I loved this! That note at the end was also super thought-provoking. Wherever you are, I hope you keep writing, mellon nin!|
Author Reply: thanks!
i think tolkien must have been very familiar with both milton (probably with distaste as an anglo catholic) and, as they call it, the 'satanic problem'. and of course the byron/shelley interpretation (satan as greek hero), which he would have hated. yet-- the parallel is so striking: feanor is an obvious foil for satan/morgoth, that it must be in conversation with the previous iterations of a 'rebellious figure' who leaves paradise: milton's satan, and shelley's prometheus.