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The master of doom by doom mastered indeed sums up the story ofTurin Turambar a cursed child of Hurin Though a great and mighty manborn to lead Turin remains flawed in character by angry acts ofviolence fueled by pride The start of his tragedy unfolds when he killsa man for insulting his family and rejecting the pardon of the king heflees into the wilderness He is then pursued by Beleg a great friendwho Turin inadvertently kills in a moment of confusion and fear Thegrief of this never leaves him He then journeys to the elf kingdomNargothard where by his pride the kingdom falls Deceived by thedragon Glaurung he hastens to rescue his family who is already safe Indoing so he fails to rescue the elf maiden Finduilas who could stophis fate from coming to pass Attempting to flee the furtherance of hiscurse Turin returns to the woods where he saves Niniel a confusedmaiden robbed of her memory by the deception of Glaurung Niniel andTurin marry After three years Glaurung returns reeking havoc on anearby land and Turin leaves to fight him When he slays Glaurung thepower of the dragons deception fades and Niniel remembers that she isTurins sister Nienor Filled with grief and shame she drowns herselfin a river When Turin discovers who she was and what became of her andhis mother he kills himself by his own black blade Throughout thestory Turin Turumbar is a character bearing a curse mixed of twospirits the hatred and evil works of Morgoth locked with Turins ownpride and rage The influences on Tolkiens Of Turin Turumbar from histranslation of Sigurdur and Gudrun and the myths of Oedipus andKullervo show in the ideas that the character flaws indeed play animportant part in the tragedy of the hero but also there remains asense the surroundings and outside forces contribute to the downfall aswell Even so it is the focus and the belief in the curse more than thebelief in goodness
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