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22nd May '17 11:33:55 PM HeroGal2347
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* It seems kind of silly that Tolkien made the One Ring's power invisibility, considering it's toted as a power great enough to rule all of Middle Earth, but the professor was actually referencing Plato's logical questioning of morality in ''TheRepublic'', the parable of the Ring of Gyges. The One Ring acts as the ultimate temptation to do whatever you want, so it is the ultimate test of one's morality! Gollum used the Ring for evil, since it helped him steal and kill whatever he wanted. Bilbo used the Ring to aid his friends and fulfill his quest, but later used it for more selfish purposes like avoiding nasty relatives and eventually had to give it up for the sake of his own sanity. Frodo went out of his way to avoid using it, and only ever used it by accident or under duress. Sam only ever used it once to save Frodo and then easily gave it up once Frodo was rescued.

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* It seems kind of silly that Tolkien made the One Ring's power invisibility, considering it's toted as a power great enough to rule all of Middle Earth, but the professor was actually referencing Plato's logical questioning of morality in ''TheRepublic'', ''Literature/TheRepublic'', the parable of the Ring of Gyges. The One Ring acts as the ultimate temptation to do whatever you want, so it is the ultimate test of one's morality! Gollum used the Ring for evil, since it helped him steal and kill whatever he wanted. Bilbo used the Ring to aid his friends and fulfill his quest, but later used it for more selfish purposes like avoiding nasty relatives and eventually had to give it up for the sake of his own sanity. Frodo went out of his way to avoid using it, and only ever used it by accident or under duress. Sam only ever used it once to save Frodo and then easily gave it up once Frodo was rescued.
19th May '17 8:10:07 AM KentAllard
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** Common sense might also be the reason. Sauron only has... what, Fell Beasts, archers, catapults, trebuchets and God knows what. Saruman has his crows which might seem like a small threat to giant eagles, but considering their speed and numbers, are not to be underestimated. Besides, he would see them flying a mile away and would have had a welcoming committee consisting of his entire army waiting at the Mount Doom. Remember: the only reason Frodo and Sam made it to Mount Doom is because Sauron's entire army was lured away to the Black Gate.
12th May '17 7:24:13 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* When the Fellowship first flee from the Balrog in Moria, at one point Gandalf seems to be in pain and Aragorn goes to help him. Even as they approach the bridge, Gandalf is visibly struggling to keep pace despite having sprinted across the previous hall with the rest of the Fellowship at full pelt not five minutes beforehand. Is it just because he's an old man and feeling exhausted? Maybe, but if you read the books, you'll see Gandalf and the Balrog spend a bit of time firing curses and counter-curse at each other ''before'' they meet face to face. This is what is happening during these scenes; the Balrog is not just a big demon, it's a powerful sorcerer as well. Gandalf is putting all his efforts into fighting back the invisible spells the Balrog is casting, and the strain is wearing him out. Luring the Balrog to the bridge was a chance for Gandalf to level the playing field and fight it on his own terms.
9th Apr '17 12:06:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''May It Be'' by Enya is already an emotional, soothing and hope-inspiring song. But when you realise it's sung from the perspective of Galadriel offering the light of Eärendil to Frodo, [[YouAreNotAlone it becomes that much more poignant and moving.]]

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* ''May "May It Be'' Be" by Enya is already an emotional, soothing and hope-inspiring song. But when you realise it's sung from the perspective of Galadriel offering the light of Eärendil to Frodo, [[YouAreNotAlone it becomes that much more poignant and moving.]]
20th Mar '17 6:51:56 AM aurora369
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** To some, this idea is quite {{Narm}}y, with the StarWars trash compactor immediately springing to mind...
7th Mar '17 9:39:44 AM MasterFuzzy
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*** Which is exactly Tolkien's philosophy throughout the books. Remember the beginning of the Silmarillion?
--> "And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined."]]
11th Feb '17 3:31:28 PM GothicProphet
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* There are many parallels in Smeagol and Frodo's stories. Both Hobbits, both with one dear best friend, both driven mad by the One Ring... What would have happened if Gollum hadn't gone with Frodo and Sam on their journey, if [[AloneWithThePsycho Sam had been left alone with Frodo]]? Would Frodo have wound up killing Sam the same way Smeagol killed Deagol, and ultimately would the Ring have remained with Frodo until Sauron had reclaimed it? Having Gollum along, a trio instead of a duo, changed the dynamics and thus the outcome of the whole story.
* What would have happened to Gollum if he'd met Shelob again? After all, he brought her the meat the stuck a pin in her.

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* There are many parallels in Smeagol Sméagol and Frodo's stories. Both Hobbits, both with one dear best friend, both driven mad by the One Ring... What would have happened if Gollum hadn't gone with Frodo and Sam on their journey, if [[AloneWithThePsycho Sam had been left alone with Frodo]]? Would Frodo have wound up killing Sam the same way Smeagol Sméagol killed Deagol, Déagol, and ultimately would the Ring have remained with Frodo until Sauron had reclaimed it? Having Gollum along, a trio instead of a duo, changed the dynamics and thus the outcome of the whole story.
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27th Jan '17 8:47:16 AM ZarbiNerada
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* What would have happened to Gollum if he'd met Shelob again? After all, he brought her the meat the stuck a pin in her.
22nd Jan '17 9:45:50 AM immortalfrieza
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** Adding to this, The Crack of Doom being unguarded is brilliant in itself. Sauron not only didn't really think anyone would have the will to resist the One Ring's influence enough want to destroy it and stay that way until they reached the Crack of Doom not to mention actually succeed in getting there alive, but even if they did the One Ring would unavoidably finally corrupt them once they tried to destroy it anyway. The Crack of Doom is left unguarded both because the constantly erupting Mount Doom makes it impractical to do so and also as SchmuckBait to both draw whoever has the One Ring to Sauron's doorstep and corrupt the Bearer turning them into his servant or creating a new Dark Lord depending on who did it. Sauron covered all bases except the only one he couldn't possibly have predicted or done anything about, the One Ring being destroyed accidentally.
20th Jan '17 3:04:50 PM eowynjedi
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* In the Houses of Healing, the herb-master characterizes the athelas (kingsfoil) Aragorn asks for as a home remedy used by old men. The old men who use it are probably about Aragorn's actual age--he's close to ninety.
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