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kzer_za
Lorien

Tue, 11:49pm


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Yep, kind of what I was going to say...

Faramir, Gandalf, Galadriel, and movie Aragorn aren't corrupted because they know how dangerous the Ring is and have the wisdom the stay away from it (while Denethor knows it's dangerous, but thinks he's wise enough to use it). As Gandalf famously says (paraphrasing) "I would take the ring out of the desire to do good, but from it would come a power too terrible to imagine." Bombadil is his own bizarre category, and for Elrond we really know very little of his encounter with Isildur or what might have been in his mind.

Sam had the Ring for a very short time. In that brief span, he has a very vivid temptation scene, as "Samwise the Strong, hero of the age." Frodo doesn't really have power fantasies like this; for him the Ring's temptation is usually more elemental as a simple overwhelming force. To his credit Sam resists of course, but with more time I'm sure he would have succumbed. In the book the Ring doesn't affect Frodo all that much in the early stages either, Nazgul encounters aside.

And like Voronwe I like that movie Aragorn scene very much. While PJ & co. invented some stupid things, he has some rather nice original scenes too like that one, Theodred's funeral and Bilbo's acorn. Let us hope the many scenes the Amazon show will invent are closer to those kind of things than the undead cocoa puffs or bunny sled chase!


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