But, in contrast to us, Haldir will never know what could/would have happened in Helm's Deep. "It is just a feeling" - I would say it's foreboding. Without knowing about the possible outcome of such undertaking, Haldir's attitude feels very arrogant toward men and their struggle against Saruman's forces. On the other hand I always liked the book in this aspect more, because it stresses men's ability to deal with the assault by themselves.
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