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Eä Tolkien Society Meeting Notes for October 2019

by Hawke published Oct 17, 2019 11:20 AM, last modified Nov 16, 2019 12:38 PM
Meeting notes from our monthly Eä Tolkien Society Meeting. Many thanks to Brian Huseland our society secretary for the notes. See you at next month's meeting!

October 19 Tolkien Society Notes

Guest speaker:

Sam Gesch

Panel Discussion:

   1. Brian introduced Sam (brother-in-law)
   2. No notes from September 2019
   3. Fall of Gondolin as one of “The Three Great Stories” of Elves
   4. How World War One shaped JRR Tolkien
   5. Ambiguity vs. Allegory in Tolkien’s works (intentional loose ends)
   6. Tolkien’s POV: Language makes Story
   7. Why was Gondolin created
   8. Backdrop of the Battle of Unnumbered Tears 😭: the Last Stands of
   Men, Elves, and Dwarves
   9. Dragons without wings (Glaurung) preceded dragons with wings
   10. Additional comments on Gondolin and its importance, especially the
   survival of Earendil
   11. Concluding remarks
   12. Next meeting of Tolkien society shall be on Saturday, November 16.

Tolkien Moot XVI Proposals:

2 Tom Bombadil & Goldberry

4 More in the First Age...

3 Dwarves of Blue Mts./Ruins or Dwarvish Archaeology

2 Southrons/Easterlings

8 Numenor/ recycle

4 Dragons

Proposal: next years theme is the Rise of Numenor: Beginning of Second Age.
Incorporate other elements.

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