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Sep 4, 2017

Concerning “The Pyre of Denethor", from Beregond’s bravery to Denethor’s despair...

  • Backtracking a bit… - 4:00
  • Denethor’s Madness - 11:00
  • Heathen? - 19:00
  • Denethor's Palantír - 26:00
  • A New Hope - 39:00
  • Haiku / Correspondence - 42:00

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Kevin Daly
almost eight months ago

This chapter is an interesting exploration of despair- it’s not for nothing that it’s called the sin against the Holy Spirit - the abandonment of hope. Denethor is a much more nuanced and interesting character in the book than in the film, where he is portrayed as a gibbering coward. Here he still has a tragic nobility