So I was reading The Silmarillion for the first ime a few years ago while talking to some of my fellow Harry Potter fans. I was complaining about the horrible "climactic fight" between Harry and Voldemort in which Harry asked the most insane, inhuman and vile being to ever live to "try for some remorse."
I compared it to Fingolfin marching up to Angband and, instead of calling Morgoth out to a duel, he asks him to feel bad for what he's done.
And so the topic. What happy dopey "I'll save everyone" heroes would try to talk Morgoth down? He is being very polite and listening to their heroic speeches about why he should abandon his wicked ways.
Also could any of them actually get through to him?