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Apr 8 2008, 6:12pm

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A. If Frodo was prevented from going, who does Merry think should go instead?

He probably has a mind to "just fling the Ring in the River and bolt."

Why is Merry suddenly rethinking the decision of much older and wiser people than he when he agreed with it before?

Because he's on the scene. It's gone from a theoretical exercise in far off Rivendell to an immediate real life situation at Amon Hen. Lots of very intelligent people isolated in ivory towers can make some very stupid decisions. Look at Iraq.

B. Why didn’t anyone else notice Boromir wasn’t there?

Only Sherlock Holmes noticed the dog that didn't bark.

Wouldn’t somebody have noticed an absence of hints suggesting Gondor?

Like most people they're too busy trying to get in their own two cents worth than to actually bother to listen to what anyone else has to say.

C. If it’s not their job to help Frodo decide, why were they about to try a vote a few minutes ago to help him decide?

It's Legolas and Gimli who are wanting to vote to help him decide. Aragorn neatly diverts the question from voting whether Frodo should go East to deciding who should go East with Frodo. Sneaky Aragorn! He's learning leadership!!

D. When was Boromir planning on telling them the full story, if not now?

When he knows his own mind.

He knew he would have to eventually, so why doesn’t he do it now?

"'Half an hour, maybe,' he answered. `Or it might be an hour. I have wandered for some time since. I do not know! I do not know! ' He put his head in his hands, and sat as if bowed with grief."

Shame, confusion. I bet it all seems like a nightmare, so he's still in the process of sorting it all out himself.

E. Why does a sudden panic or madness fall on the Company?

Why does a sudden madness fall on Boromir? As Aragorn says, "There is mischief about. I feel it." It's the Ring.

The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”

(This post was edited by Darkstone on Apr 8 2008, 6:14pm)

Subject User Time
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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