By Susan Cooper
Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted via their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal city to recuperate a beneficial golden grail stolen by way of the forces of evil -- darkish. they don't seem to be at the start conscious of the unusual powers of one other boy delivered to support, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister importance of the Greenwitch, a picture of leaves and branches that for hundreds of years has been solid into the ocean for solid good fortune in fishing and harvest.
Their look for the grail units into movement a sequence of stressful, occasionally harmful occasions that, at their climax, bring on a present that, for a time no less than, will continue the darkish from rising.
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4 LOTR, Appendices. 5 UT, p. 240. 6 UT, p. 189. 7 Letters, p. 242. 8 The Hobbit, chapter 8. 9 Ibid. chapter 10. 10 Ibid. 11 Letters, pp. 185-6. 12 Letters, p. 188. 13 Letters, p. 216. 14 LOTR II, 6. 15 LOTR IV, 8. 16 Ibid. 17 LOTR III, 5. 18 Ibid. 19 LOTR III, 8. 20 LOTR, Appendix A. 21 UT, p. 277.
The first obvious step in this downfall was to draw a sword on his half-brother, Fingolfin. For this act he was banished from Tirion by the Valar. Fëanor accepted this punishment, but desired the Silmarils with an increasing love. When the Trees were destroyed, Fëanor was asked to give the Silmarils to the Valar, so that Yavanna could restore life to the Trees. Fëanor would not do so. It would break his heart. But he did not realise that he could not in fact give up the Silmarils, for they had been stolen by Morgoth.
In content, Tolkien's mythology bears a stronger resemblance to the north-west European myths, but to simply exclude, for example, the Kalevala, is to fly in the face of the evidence. The tale of Túrin Turambar has ingredients of the tale of Kullervo within it. The Silmarils are similar to the Sampo, the jewels of the Kalevala. Reams could be written drawing comparisons between the content of Tolkien's tales and those of the great literary myths. The result would be that the tales were - as Gandalf the Gray to Gandalf the White - like, yet unlike.