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Gandalf's geo-politic outllook

Hamfast Gamgee

Oct 25 2013, 11:03pm

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Slightly a strange title to a thread, I suppose, but I can't think of a better one for this topic! But I have noticed that Gandalf's opinion of the military struggle against Sauron seems to change in the trilogy. When he is with Frodo in the shadow of the past, he tells Frodo that the West will be very hard put to it, against Sauron. But he does not say that the struggle would be hopeless. Now compare this to what he says to the Captains in the last debate. He says that the struggle against Sauron without the destruction of the Ring is without final hope and that they can only hope to withstand siege after siege unless the One Ring is destroyed.
So, why has Gandalf's opinion seemingly changed? Is it the change from been the grey to the white? Has he gained more knowledge of the strength of Sauron? Or was he counting on Saruman's forces, thinking of Saruman as a friend when he was talking to Frodo. Did Saruman have that much strength?

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Gandalf's geo-politic outllook Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Oct 25 2013, 11:03pm
    The story, though not in Gandalf's voice, changes its mind as soon as the Council of Elrond squire Send a private message to squire Oct 26 2013, 12:39am
    The more he learns, the worse it gets. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 26 2013, 4:59am
        It is interesting Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Oct 31 2013, 12:49am
    "Hope" over time CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Oct 28 2013, 12:38pm


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