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Old 03-31-2022, 01:43 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Mithadan View Post
It was beyond Hurin or his family to evade Morgoth's curse. While some small good may have come of Hurin's defiance, certainly a good story, the fall of Glaurung, and a short term delay in Morgoth finding the precise location of Gondolin which gave Turgon time to dispatch his messengers into the West (failures all, but leading to Tuor and ultimately Eardendil), at bottom the fight against Morgoth was futile.
When Húrin faced down Morgoth, his back was against the wall.

He had been captured while warring against Morgoth; his unbreakable loyalty was to the Noldor.
He had two options: accept Morgoth's offer to join him, and sell out Turgon in the process, or defy him. Húrin kept the faith. I don't think he believed he could withstand everything Morgoth could throw at him, but in his mind he had no choice. Had he taken the first option, could there have ever been a messenger to the West?
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