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I'm reminded of

Modtheow
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Apr 5 2008, 7:49pm


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the Council of Elrond. There, people like Elrond and Gandalf knew that there was only one thing to do with the Ring, but everyone spent a lot of time discussing other possibilities, like giving it to Tom or throwing it in the Sea or taking it to Gondor. The discussion helped to clarify that all these possibilities were useless and that it really was only Frodo who would have to choose to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom.

In this chapter, the discussion among the fellowship seems to me to be almost like a mini-Council scene. Aragorn, as Curious points out, is consistent in his belief that Frodo has to make the decision, and Sam knows that the decision can only be to go directly to Mount Doom, but they all try out various possibilities – who should go with whom and where and how many should go. In the end, though, all of these possibilities are futile speculation: Frodo has to make the decision, and the only right path is to go straight into Mordor.




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Breaking of the Fellowship part 5 Milady Send a private message to Milady Apr 5 2008, 12:47am
    Ok, I'll try a few of these... Laerasëa Send a private message to Laerasëa Apr 5 2008, 4:03am
    Thoughts. Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 5 2008, 3:12pm
    I'm reminded of Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Apr 5 2008, 7:49pm
        This council, however, is incomplete. Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 5 2008, 8:11pm
            a variation on a theme, maybe Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Apr 6 2008, 1:47pm
                Contrasting variations, then. Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 7 2008, 1:02pm
                    By definition Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Apr 8 2008, 5:17pm
                        I agree. Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 8 2008, 7:40pm
                        Nice point about the “Big Picture”. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 22 2009, 9:03am
        That's interesting Milady Send a private message to Milady Apr 5 2008, 10:08pm
    Collapse sador Send a private message to sador Apr 5 2008, 9:58pm
    Panic in the Ranks Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Apr 6 2008, 11:58pm
    One thing FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Apr 7 2008, 4:51pm
    Well Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Apr 8 2008, 6:12pm

 
 
 

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