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The Valar viewed Men as unlike themselves, which was true. But at the same time they tried, at least in their own minds, to save them from darkness. Although, how well they did at this task is a matter of some debate, especially in the First Age.

While EarendilEärendil could be said to be under the Ban of the Valar against the Noldor, as he was descended from them through his mother Idril Celebrindal, the rest of the actions of the Valar against Men in my mind showed an unwillingness to really try to get to know them or understand them.

While the Valar fought a war for the Elves against Melkor prior to their awakening, this war greatly damaged the Earth. It is for this reason they refused to do the same for Men. However, this reasoning is called into question both in how Ulmo gave his warning to Turgon about salvation being in the West and the actual aftermath of the War of Wrath being the complete destruction of Beleriand.

But the main reason I call into question the Valar's opinion of Men is in how they decided to place them under the same Doom they placed the Noldor. And therefore either Men had one of two choices. Beg with the Noldor for the Valar's pardon or fall under the domination of Morgoth.

The Valar viewed Men as unlike themselves, which was true. But at the same time they tried, at least in their own minds, to save them from darkness. Although, how well they did at this task is a matter of some debate, especially in the First Age.

While Earendil could be said to be under the Ban of the Valar against the Noldor, as he was descended from them through his mother Idril Celebrindal, the rest of the actions of the Valar against Men in my mind showed an unwillingness to really try to get to know them or understand them.

While the Valar fought a war for the Elves against Melkor prior to their awakening, this war greatly damaged the Earth. It is for this reason they refused to do the same for Men. However, this reasoning is called into question both in how Ulmo gave his warning to Turgon about salvation being in the West and the actual aftermath of the War of Wrath being the complete destruction of Beleriand.

But the main reason I call into question the Valar's opinion of Men is in how they decided to place them under the same Doom they placed the Noldor. And therefore either Men had one of two choices. Beg with the Noldor for the Valar's pardon or fall under the domination of Morgoth.

The Valar viewed Men as unlike themselves, which was true. But at the same time they tried, at least in their own minds, to save them from darkness. Although, how well they did at this task is a matter of some debate, especially in the First Age.

While Eärendil could be said to be under the Ban of the Valar against the Noldor, as he was descended from them through his mother Idril Celebrindal, the rest of the actions of the Valar against Men in my mind showed an unwillingness to really try to get to know them or understand them.

While the Valar fought a war for the Elves against Melkor prior to their awakening, this war greatly damaged the Earth. It is for this reason they refused to do the same for Men. However, this reasoning is called into question both in how Ulmo gave his warning to Turgon about salvation being in the West and the actual aftermath of the War of Wrath being the complete destruction of Beleriand.

But the main reason I call into question the Valar's opinion of Men is in how they decided to place them under the same Doom they placed the Noldor. And therefore either Men had one of two choices. Beg with the Noldor for the Valar's pardon or fall under the domination of Morgoth.

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The Valar viewed Men as unlike themselves, which was true. But at the same time they tried, at least in their own minds, to save them from darkness. Although, how well they did at this task is a matter of some debate, especially in the First Age.

While Earendil could be said to be under the Ban of the Valar against the Noldor, as he was descended from them through his mother Idril Celebrindal, the rest of the actions of the Valar against Men in my mind showed an unwillingness to really try to get to know them or understand them.

While the Valar fought a war for the Elves against Melkor prior to their awakening, this war greatly damaged the Earth. It is for this reason they refused to do the same for Men. However, this reasoning is called into question both in how Ulmo gave his warning to Turgon about salvation being in the West and the actual aftermath of the War of Wrath being the complete destruction of Beleriand.

But the main reason I call into question the Valar's opinion of Men is in how they decided to place them under the same Doom they placed the Noldor. And therefore either Men had one of two choices. Beg with the Noldor for the Valar's pardon or fall under the domination of Morgoth.