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I could see it.

Escapist
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Nov 8 2012, 12:29am


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I could see it. [In reply to] Can't Post

All of this is pure conjecture but:

(1) Aule and Tom had a thematic connection to the earth
(2) Tom resembles dwarves on a surface aesthetic level (height, beard, etc.)
(3) Tom seems to have spiritual power that gives him extra resistance to the ring's influence

I'm not saying that this proves anything. I just think that there is a reason for people to formulate that theory.
It's really hard to prove anything conclusively using just the text. That's why Tom gets argued about so much.

Subject User Time
Why Tom Bombadil is not Aule News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 7 2012, 4:26am
    Why does anyone think he is Aule? Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 7 2012, 5:41pm
        it's beyond me Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 7 2012, 11:56pm
        I could see it. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Nov 8 2012, 12:29am
        I think the original motivation for that theory was: Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Nov 9 2012, 3:07pm
        Exactly my thoughts; and, what about hobbits? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 14 2012, 7:42pm
            RE: what about hobbits Eärwen of Mithlond Send a private message to Eärwen of Mithlond Dec 14 2012, 5:42am
    It never Fails Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Nov 9 2012, 4:40am
        Never mind the fact ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Nov 9 2012, 9:47am
    If we ever found out Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 15 2012, 12:16am

 
 
 

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