6451Movie-verse versus Bookverse (Re: Question concerning Dwim's list)
- Dec 7, 2005
> Well, you guys who know me know that I would fall on the side of beingHence the qualifier, "Unfit to rule in *every* respect"--all those who
> (vocally) critical of this characterisation of Denethor. But as much as
> I hate to admit it, there are some events in the books that could lead
> someone to a similar characterisation if interpreted a certain way.
know me know I am most definitely not on the light side of Denethor
interpretations for precisely the reason you name--there are passages
and events that lead to interpreting him as a right bastard... just
not one who's unfit to rule in *every* respect.
> You're right, characterisation is more open to interpretation. EitherIn the books he doesn't die at HD, you mean.
> the Elves did or didn't show up at Helm's Deep, and either Saruman did
> or did not occupy the Shire, and so on. it might happen differently in
> the books and in the movies, but there's no arguing that in the books
> Haldir died at Helm's Deep.
Dwim, who likes her Denethor like other people like their coffee
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