Tinuviel wrote:I'd say valiant, and desperate. But the formal outshown the latter.
Fingolfin is one of my favorite characters. He was a very good king in my opinion, and died like every hero should. Morgoth was greatly wounded during that battle, and I think it helped a lot in the following events.
I agree with you he was misinformed and felt desperate. But, well, he wasn't the wisest elf (it was Finarfin, according to Tolkien), but he was wise enough (maybe the wisest in Beleriand), and when he came to the door of Angband after Feanor's death, he thought it was not the moment to attack, so he rejoined the army and wait patiently for the best moment. Why did he not do the same after the war of the flame and waited to search and rejoin the army? Because, ok, he thought everything was lost, his troops were destroyed, but he knew his son's Gondolin was hidden and safe, as Nargothrond, as Doriath... His troops were destroyed, but his sons, Maedhros, were still around... If he only had a mobile at that moment...
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