'But Morwen would not depart from her house, for her heart was yet unchanged and her pride still high; moreover Nienor was a babe in arms. Therefore she dismissed the Elves of Doriath with her thanks, and gave them in gift the last small things of gold that remained to her, concealing her poverty; and she bade them take back to Thingol the Helm of Hador. But Túrin watched ever for the return of Thingol's messengers; and when they came back alone he fled into the woods and wept, for he knew of Melian's bidding and he had hoped that Morwen would come. This was the second sorrow of Turin.'
JRR Tolkien: Unfinished Tales: NARN I HÎN HÚRIN
The Tale of the Children of Húrin
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Think of how many times they might have broken the curse if they had just humbled themselves.
This is sad.
yeah, Morgoth's literal ever-pushing them under is actually a great metaphor of life for so many people. Great thing about Tolkein is he borrowed from Real Life and made into a fantasy somehow fresh and yet familiar. Still, its so sad that Morwen and Turin didn't listen to the helping hand that might have brought them to a better fate. Its a hard lesson.