Soup, when you're done try and grab The Children of Hurin. It's touched on in the Sil but it's such an immense tragedy in its own right.
I finally found my copy of The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell so I'm going through it again
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do - Robert A Heinlein
Courage ~ Discipline ~ Fidelity ~ Honor ~ Hospitality ~ Industriousness ~ Perseverance ~ Self Reliance ~