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Balin's interest in Gollum and the Ring

cats16
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Jan 27 2013, 6:49am


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This is something I've always wondered about, since reading the book as a child. It just seemed...odd. (I would quote the passage, but I don't have a copy of the book with me.)

Balin acts somewhat strange in "Flies and Spiders", even at one point speaking in a variation of Gollum's voice (talking himself to sleep). A couple of other times throughout the book, as well, he seems obsessively interested in both Gollum and the Riddles scene. His behavior seems highly irregular compared to the rest of the book.

So, I'm wondering: 1) Can anyone shed some light into what exactly this passage may mean or represent (if anything) about Balin's character, and 2) If this DOES mean anything, do you see this being portrayed in any variation in DOS or TABA?

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Balin's interest in Gollum and the Ring cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jan 27 2013, 6:49am
    I will have to look again. Balin was the lookout, and especially interested in Bilbo's tale. . . but concerning Rings AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 27 2013, 9:01am
    Hmm... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 27 2013, 11:45am
        This was my reading, too. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 27 2013, 4:15pm
    Balin is certainly interested..... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 27 2013, 2:03pm
        I re-read it, and I agree AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 27 2013, 11:01pm
    For some reason I recall... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jan 27 2013, 5:13pm
        The quote: Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 27 2013, 5:29pm
    Thanks for clearing that up! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jan 27 2013, 11:10pm

 
 
 

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