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If it's a trap, someone forgot the spring

noWizardme
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Dec 5 2012, 4:35pm


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Random questions from the last part of the chapter:
  1. Does the blocking of the Gate suggest the Company was lead into a one way trap?


I'm going to vote "no" because I think any trap would have been sprung sooner. As it is, the Fellowship nearly makes it across Moria before they are pursued by anything other than Gollum. I think the Watcher was either a predator just after food (nothing to do with the Ring at al), or being evil it was drawn to the Ring for itself. The latter is what they go for in the film - I think I remember from the documentaries on the DVD that they see it as after the Ring for itself and show it holding Frodo up to search his pocketses. One of those "Oft evil will shall evil mar" moments, to quote Theoden's proverb .


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A Journey in the Dark squared and Open Discussion SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 6 2010, 5:47am
    Some random answers FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 6 2010, 5:49pm
        You are most welcome SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 7 2010, 12:21am
    a good chapter xy Nov 6 2010, 6:19pm
    Balin's tomb Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 6 2010, 8:34pm
    Late Answers sador Send a private message to sador Nov 7 2010, 4:09pm
        That pipe! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 8 2010, 3:49am
            I suppose that depends how near they are... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 8 2010, 8:58am
                Speaking of doorbells CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 8 2010, 12:28pm
    Even later answers.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 7 2010, 6:16pm
        Gandalf and Legolas agree with you, I think. FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 9 2010, 11:55am
    More answers CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 7 2010, 10:30pm
    The sound of one stone dropping Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 8 2010, 1:41am
    Thoughts. Curious Send a private message to Curious Nov 8 2010, 7:18pm
    Well Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Nov 8 2010, 8:47pm
    If it's a trap, someone forgot the spring noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 5 2012, 4:35pm

 
 
 

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