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The Silmarillion Summary
J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Silmarillion Summary

Plot Summary

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien is a story of creation. Ea, the World that Is, is created, and the Valar prepare the way for the Children of Iluvatar. Along the way, the Valar and the Children of Iluvatar battle evil in the form of Melkor in order to survive and maintain good in Ea. The Silmarillion parallels the Christian story of creation in many ways but still manages to introduce its own mythology of the creation of the world and humanity.

Iluvatar creates the Ainur and reveals his plan of Ea. Some of the Ainur descend to Ea as Valar in order to prepare for the coming of Elves and Men. Melkor tries to rule but is thwarted in his design by Manwe. Melkor destroys Arda, and the Valar relocate to Valinor. Aule creates Dwarves, but Iluvatar sentences them to sleep until the Elves awake. The...

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