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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Feb 16 2012, 10:15pm


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And I would add

That Thorin does this, in part, because he knows a hobbit couldn't be in it for "the beauty of treasure," "the glory," the "vengeance," or "the adventure."

As a contemptible grocer, the only way he would come along is to be given a contract, written in parochial hobbit fashion as if they were making a deal on a sale of wheat stocks, to clear up the duties, and terms of payment, for him.

He is a modern. Detached from the heroic. He only does things that are comfortable and good for business. Thorin knows this, and creates a document with the style of a hobbitish agreement, but the substance of a heroic adventure.

That is the essence of the contract.


(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on Feb 16 2012, 10:21pm)


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Post edited by Shelob'sAppetite (Valinor) on Feb 16 2012, 10:20pm
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