Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Reading Room:
Further to Sador's comments


Oct 29 2012, 6:17pm

Views: 580
Further to Sador's comments [In reply to] Can't Post

Perhaps it takes a long time for things to sink in, but perhaps Thorin's quest all along has been to discover that riches and stones do not make a king, nor even shrewdness. Blood plays a part, yes, (inheritance or covenant) but there are virtues, such as having a servant's heart (as well as Bard's forbearance for instance), that must be mined and brought to the surface.

I think Thorin has such virtues and therefore is a true king; but for whatever reason -- perhaps from confusing wealth and real estate (as he was dispossessed of both for so long) with lordship, or because the hoard and his own legend has him under some sort of spell -- said virtues are hard to detect except in the most fleeting of glimpses.

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 29 2012, 6:18pm)

Subject User Time
* * The Clouds Burst * * 1: Thorin wrong-footed dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 29 2012, 8:15am
    Well, sador Send a private message to sador Oct 29 2012, 4:29pm
    Further to Sador's comments SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 29 2012, 6:17pm
        The hoard spell is certainly there.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 30 2012, 8:00am
        Mining virtues! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 12 2012, 1:35am


Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.