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Excellent point about Osgiliath

aruman
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Oct 11 2012, 6:53am


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Excellent point about Osgiliath [In reply to] Can't Post

You know, I've never thought about it, but you're absolutely right! I seem to remember (in the book) Gandalf saying somewhere that Sauron assumes that the Fellowship, which he had become aware of through spies, was going from Rivendell to Minas Tirith. Later on, the hope was that Sauron thought they would try to use the Ring, although in "The Last Debate" Gandalf says "He (Sauron) is not yet sure..." but, of course, when they attacked the Black Gate with a force that was not nearly big enough he would assume they must have the Ring.

In the films, Sauron would be aware that a Hobbit possessed the Ring at Osgiliath, of all places. What could he make of that? For one thing, I imagine he would probably be surprised as he might expect Aragorn or Gandalf to be carrying it, if anyone, and probably would have poured all his strength into attacking and searching that area (much sooner than he did).

He still may not have realized, "Oh my gosh, they are trying to destroy it!" but I agree with you. This is one of many changes to the book in TTT that I'm not really crazy about.
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I had similar qualms to the way the whole "Last Debate"/Aragorn using the Palantir were treated.

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

(This post was edited by aruman on Oct 11 2012, 6:54am)

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Just figured out why the "eagle" plan doesn't work aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 10 2012, 2:21pm
    The main reason why they couldn't use the eagles is because ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 2:27pm
        Agreed aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 10 2012, 2:31pm
            It's never explicitly mentioned, and Tolkien always used the eagles sparingly DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 2:51pm
                And let's not forget... Merovech Send a private message to Merovech Oct 11 2012, 12:02am
                    And also... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Oct 11 2012, 3:40am
                        Thanks aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 11 2012, 7:02am
                    Like the ash explanation aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 11 2012, 7:05am
    Secrecy RoseCotton Send a private message to RoseCotton Oct 11 2012, 6:33am
        Excellent point about Osgiliath aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 11 2012, 6:53am
            Except that FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 11 2012, 9:46am
                Good points aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 11 2012, 12:36pm
                Good point. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 15 2013, 1:33am
    I don't understand... Ereinion Nénharma Send a private message to Ereinion Nénharma Oct 11 2012, 12:25pm
        Definitely aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 11 2012, 12:39pm
    One cannot fly Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Oct 11 2012, 8:34pm
        Ha Ha... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 15 2013, 1:51am
    I think the Winged Nazgul posed too much of a problem guitarzankansasfan Send a private message to guitarzankansasfan Oct 12 2012, 8:04am

 
 
 

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