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Why does Smeagol talk the way he does?

aruman
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May 31 2012, 3:14am


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I'm referring to how he speaks to Deagol...calling him "My love," and referring to himself as "us." I think we would all expect anyone that bore the ring for so long to be rather peculiar, but this was before he possessed it. I don't recall any other character in Tolkien's works speaking in this manner.

One thing, it sure is creepy and always made Gollum even scarier to me.

Anyone know/care to speculate on why he spoke in this manner?

In the movies Elrond, Denethor, Haldir, Galadriel, and Celeborn stink.

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Why does Smeagol talk the way he does? aruman Send a private message to aruman May 31 2012, 3:14am
    possibly regional dialect Elskar Send a private message to Elskar May 31 2012, 3:56am
        Yup. geordie Send a private message to geordie May 31 2012, 4:39pm
            Precious Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jun 2 2012, 9:26pm
                IT's...a...Riddle as Only JRRT could... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jun 3 2012, 1:03am
                But when Gollum first called the Ring 'precious' sador Send a private message to sador Jun 3 2012, 6:42am
                    Somehow... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Jun 10 2012, 10:14pm
                        A few reasons that I see CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jun 11 2012, 5:16pm
                            Perhaps Gollum was somewhat insane even before he had the Ring? GothmogTheBalrog Send a private message to GothmogTheBalrog Jun 16 2012, 8:42pm
                        Thank you! sador Send a private message to sador Jun 11 2012, 8:43pm
    squire once wrote a fine essay about it sador Send a private message to sador May 31 2012, 8:48am
        The only thing I could find was this? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 31 2012, 8:54am
            That was the original post; then the next year I rewrote it for the home page squire Send a private message to squire May 31 2012, 10:43am
                Thanks squire DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 31 2012, 10:45am
                That's very interesting, squire dormouse Send a private message to dormouse May 31 2012, 3:26pm
                    Yup! geordie Send a private message to geordie May 31 2012, 4:34pm
    Smeagol doesn't refer to himself as 'us', I don't think... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse May 31 2012, 9:15am

 
 
 

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