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SCOD thoughts


Jul 6 2013, 3:13pm

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1. Given that ”the Ring is trying to get back to its master”, why does it so quickly jump from Deagol to Smeagol?
Survival of the fittest - Smeagol was able to overpower Deagol, so the Ring will latch on to whoever is most powerful. Apparently the Ring had all the time in the world, so it could conceivably had just gone up the power chain, from one person to the next, always seeking the one with more power, which in its mind would eventually lead it to its master, who held the most power (or so the Ring thought).

2. Jackson uses a shot of the ring in the center of the palm at least once for every ringbearer from Isildur to Bilbo to Frodo to Smeagol/Gollum. (The only exception is Sam, who pulls it out of his pocket still on its chain.) Clean hands, dirty hands, slimy hands, gloves, chewed fingernails, as well as shiny ring, slimy ring, plain ring, fiery ring. Whatever does it mean?
All people, all types, all conditions, all places. One Ring to Rule Them All!

3. Hamsa or stigmata?
Well, hamsa is supposed to be for protection from the evil eye. However here the Ring is a representation of the evilest eye of all! Does that mean it cancels itself out :-)? Or could this suggest that focusing on something with the idea of warding it off actually draws that thing to you? On the other hand (LOL!), stigmata is generally associated with willingly suffering, so in Frodo's hand it could have that imagery, however none of the other holders of the Ring appear to me to have been carrying that type of on-behalf-of-others burden.

4. Any other comments?
Just an observation, that in the FOTR Parth Galen scene, Frodo and Sam willingly clasp each other's wrist to help each other. In this scene, Smeagol is clasping Deagol's wrist, but of course Deagol is not clasping his in return.

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