Strange enough, I always like EÃ¶l. Yes, EÃ¶l, you heard corectly, the dark elf that tried to kill his son..
But just think of it.. basicly he is just misunderstood:
He was a member of the royal house of Doriath, but when the girdle of Melian was placed around it, I suppose he felt trapped, so he went to live outside of it. Just like that.. he didn;t blame anyone or anything.. he just thought.. well this isn;t nice.. I don;t want this, and so he left.
Then after some time living in the dark he fell in love. With Aredhel. And though it is said sometimes that he used enchantments.. I think Tolkien wrote that he used a song.. and she fell of it..
they were happi for a time.. had a son... it was nowhere said he treated him badly or anything.. just that he had one.
Then, after growing up, he went to a party with dwarves ( see, he is not even prejusdiced) and when he returns.. *poof* wife and son gone. Of course he would chase them.. he would feel he deserved an explanation at least...
he traced them back all the way to Gondolin... and there he was captured, and even as he said he was Aredhel's husband.. he was not treated very nicely I think.. And tehn tehy told him to stay in the city for ever or they would kill him.
He didn't even like the *grindle of Melian*
Is he really the type you'd want to lock in a city *forever*??
Of course he would snap!
Of course he would hate the son that stole first his love, and then his beloved freedom...
And tehn he ended up killing his wife.
Poor him really.
He is such a tragic character.
Well.. maybe I don't really like him.
But I feel for him..
My doctor says I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fiber and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.