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Confusion over a line in The Two Towers


Aug 22 2012, 9:32pm

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I'm sure that this has been asked before at some point.

Somebody asked me a question recently about LOTR and I couldn't come up with a decent explanation.

Madril warns Faramir that his life will be forfeit if he resolves to let Frodo and Sam go, which he does. Despite this, there seems to be no mention of this matter again in the films. Whilst Faramir is scolded by Denethor when he informs him of his decision, no further punishments are carried out.

Whilst Denethor would probably not take the life of his own son in this way, he effectively sends Faramir to his death when he instructs him to reclaim Osgiliath. Later he then nearly burns Faramir alive, but no specific action is taken and the matter of the law is not mentioned again in the films.

Was this a mere oversight on Jackson's part or am I missing something?

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.

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Confusion over a line in The Two Towers Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Aug 22 2012, 9:32pm
    Never thought of that. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Aug 22 2012, 11:38pm
    I asked the exact same question a couple years ago... Earl Send a private message to Earl Aug 23 2012, 7:34am
        Thanks for this Earl! Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Aug 23 2012, 8:17am
            No problem! Great minds... Earl Send a private message to Earl Aug 23 2012, 1:42pm
    I think it explains a bit why Faramir accepts the death ride out... weaver Send a private message to weaver Aug 23 2012, 11:10am
    Forfeit Lurker in the Dark Send a private message to Lurker in the Dark Aug 24 2012, 1:16am
    In a slightly different vein... Reptile Send a private message to Reptile Aug 24 2012, 11:09pm


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