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:
Not totally convinced

Mim
The Shire

Jan 1 2013, 7:55pm


Views: 173
Shortcut
Not totally convinced [In reply to] Can't Post

Even taking that into account I donít think there are many characters who get particularly upset by their rule breaking. Pippin does have some moments, but his dilemma seems to be generally between morality and lawfulness as opposed to actually being based within lawfulness itself. I always read it as running along the lines of: would it be morally wrong for me to obey the law at this point. As opposed to coming from the point of view of, it is morally right to obey the law therefore I am troubled by the idea of breaking it. If that distinction makes any sense.

Iím also not entirely sure that Pippin might not have eventually had enough of standing around and gone off for some beer and some food had he had to do the job longer. Itís not very Hobbit like to stand around on an empty stomach whatever your duty might be. Isnít there something when they return to the Shire about one of the Sheriffs being in and out of one of the pubs whether he was on duty or not?

I hadnít thought about Haldir, but yes I do agree he probably is lawful. I still donít fully agree that Faramir and Eomer are particularly lawful because I donít see them as troubled by their unlawful acts. They have to be persuaded to break the law, but when they do I donít think doing it hugely troubles them. Eomer doesnít just let them go, he also gives them horses, heís determined to be whole sale unlawful. Iím also not entirely sure that either of them intends to be held responsible for their decisions; I think itís more that they know they will be. I mean both of them have made their decisions in front of their men so they know that it wonít go unnoticed. No, Iím not convinced.

Subject User Time
Discuss the "Allignment" of various characters (might be fun) noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 28 2012, 7:21pm
    Wrong! Wrong! (just kidding) CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 28 2012, 10:09pm
        Movin' up, movin' down noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 28 2012, 10:44pm
            Rating the Ring and Boromir CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 28 2012, 11:44pm
        Regular elvish trick noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 28 2012, 10:56pm
        My RP background is not D&D Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 28 2012, 11:48pm
            Which law? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 29 2012, 9:06am
                Rulers? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 29 2012, 10:35am
                Law and culture Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jan 1 2013, 8:05pm
                    Such as the Mafia CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 1 2013, 9:01pm
    Not much is lawful... Mim Send a private message to Mim Dec 29 2012, 5:19pm
        How awful to be lawful? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 29 2012, 10:17pm
            Not totally convinced Mim Send a private message to Mim Jan 1 2013, 7:55pm

 
 
 

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.