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Daughter of Nienna
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Feb 7 2013, 7:27pm


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I agree with what Squire says and I'd like to add a thought. It's sort of Gandalf's MO to inspire characters and groups of characters to action.

I always that that was what Gandalf was doing… that it was his intention from the beginning to inspire action in Bilbo… to get him out of his rut.

But I don't think he used magic. Gandalf is way more subtle than that. Besides, the actions that the people of ME take must be of their own volition and from their heart for them to mean anything… and for them to really work against evil. And using magic to make someone do something is what the Enemy (& the forces of evil) does.

Bilbo has been stuck in a rut and built up all the Hobbity beliefs against "adventures" and stuck in a rut of inaction. So, I agree that Gandalf was trying to keep Bilbo from thinking too much. And from relying too much on his comfort crutches.

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Nienna: “those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta

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Referring to the incident with the dragon Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 19 2013, 5:39pm
    I never thought of that squire Send a private message to squire Jan 19 2013, 7:39pm
        Squire said it perfectly--agree with all points.// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 19 2013, 9:42pm
        Good points, Squire Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 23 2013, 12:28am
        Beautifully said, and afterall - One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jan 23 2013, 7:30pm
    Incident with the dragon Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 20 2013, 10:38pm
        "...and so for a whole mile or more." squire Send a private message to squire Jan 21 2013, 1:50am
            Magic mile Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 21 2013, 3:37am
    inspiration Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Feb 7 2013, 7:27pm
        Cool Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Feb 11 2013, 1:49am

 
 
 

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