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what about Frodo?

rangerfromthenorth
Rivendell

Nov 14 2013, 3:27pm


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He took the Ring and had a strong moral compass, yet he failed to give it up.

Also, Gandalf said all the way back in Bag End that he would take the Ring "for a desire to do good" and that through that he would be corrupted. Tolkien elaborates on that in one of his letters about how gandalf could have taken the Ring and beat Sauron, but in the end he would have been corrupted worse than Sauron.

I think wisdom is the only way out. And by out I think the wisdom in refusing to take it in the first place. Once one has taken it, you are at the will of the Ring to one extent or another. Claiming it for yourself really means the Ring has claimed you and now controls you.

Not all those who wander are lost

Subject User Time
Boromir: Who was he? Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 12 2013, 8:39pm
    Boromir (From another Movie Firster) rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Nov 12 2013, 9:32pm
        Yes, I have grown to like him too Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 12 2013, 9:40pm
            hmmm... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Nov 12 2013, 9:46pm
                Yes Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 12 2013, 9:56pm
    A book firsters perspective: Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Nov 12 2013, 11:50pm
        That sums it up pretty well. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 13 2013, 7:57am
            Thoughts... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 1:58pm
                over-emphasis on Ring's corrupting power FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 13 2013, 3:57pm
                    A bit overused.... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 4:17pm
                        no doubt... FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 13 2013, 4:28pm
                            Yeah, he seemed to be pretty status quo Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 4:49pm
                        A palantir isn't necessarily evil. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 13 2013, 7:23pm
            I must disagree whole-heartedly as nicely as I can... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Nov 13 2013, 7:45pm
                I like that idea!!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 10:17pm
                    it also explains Sam giving it back to Frodo rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Nov 13 2013, 10:22pm
                        Maybe... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 11:02pm
                            perhaps but we may need to rephrase it... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Nov 13 2013, 11:47pm
                                I've done a bit of reading... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 14 2013, 3:14am
                                    what about Frodo? rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Nov 14 2013, 3:27pm
                                        True Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 14 2013, 4:55pm
                            Ah, I love this theory! Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Nov 14 2013, 4:57pm
    To be honest with you Lightfoot Send a private message to Lightfoot Nov 13 2013, 12:07am
        Yes, I was about the same age..... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 1:16am
    Movie treatment of Boromir wasn't bad FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 13 2013, 2:24am
    The problem I have with Boromir is Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Nov 13 2013, 4:47am
    *bows in awe of the superior analysis* Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Nov 13 2013, 4:32pm
        *bows in return* Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 5:13pm
            Perfect!!! Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Nov 14 2013, 5:07pm
    Boromir/Faramir/Denethor Phantom Send a private message to Phantom Nov 13 2013, 5:51pm
        Guilt, guilt, guilt Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 13 2013, 6:03pm
            Denethor Phantom Send a private message to Phantom Nov 13 2013, 6:24pm
        Faramir's mission to Osgiliath Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 13 2013, 7:31pm
            Just to stregthen your point sador Send a private message to sador Nov 14 2013, 5:35pm
    Boromir was particularly vulnerable, I think Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Nov 14 2013, 1:15am
        Great points all!!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 14 2013, 3:36am
        Now I'm wondering... Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Nov 14 2013, 5:04pm
            Dwarves are Ring-resistant Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Nov 14 2013, 6:55pm
                Pre-empted...oh well Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 15 2013, 1:42am
                    Regarding the Rivendell Elves... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 15 2013, 2:35am
                        Exactly!!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 15 2013, 3:31am
    An excellent discussion! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 14 2013, 5:51pm
    You might have noticed Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 17 2013, 8:36pm
        Boromir the Hero Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 17 2013, 8:41pm
            Eomer and Boromir Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 17 2013, 8:51pm

 
 
 

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