Thursday, March 10, 2011
Aragorn's Self-Decided Death
In the apendicies, Tolkien says that when Aragorn is extremely old, he chooses when he will die. He says goodbye to Arwen and everyone and then goes to sleep in the tombs of the kings. He basically chooses to die before he becomes sick or crippled with old age. Does anyone else find this kinda odd? What gives him the right to die when he wants to? How is it different from Denethor's suicide?