Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Return of the King- the death of the Leader of the Nazgul
- On Sat, 1 May 2004 10:25:50 +1000 "Amy Black" <amyblack@...>
> Even Eowyn was terrified, till he revealed his undoing. Kind ofHow true. He had the seeds of his undoing within him. Keep that in mind,
> Darkness in Legend. If he had kepted his big mouth shut, he'd have
> won, the
any of you who may be planning to terrorize the world with your sorcery
and necromancer's arts!
> Well, that was 1 thing I thought about the books too. It said noAnd a Hobbit who was, at that, still technically underage, so could
> MAN could
> kill him, but it was a woman and a hobbit that did, no man
> Amy Black
actually be classed as a *boy* and not a "man" by the standards of his
own people! One of Tolkien's repeated themes was that where the strong
and mighty failed the weak and little were able to prevail so a woman in
a sexist society and a "halfling" generally held to be of little account
even by those who actually had heard of them did what others could not
do. Almost sounds like Tolkien cribbed from I Corinthians.
I'm presently working on a piece of fanfic about him and some of the
other Nazgul, that tries to exploit what I see as a couple of weaknesses.
It won't be ready for this round of Mithril awards, but maybe next
peter d sippel, Warminster, PA, USA
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- It is my opinion that anyone could have killed the
Witch King, had they the power and the weapons. I
believe the "No man" part was just a prophecy (by
Glorfindel, wasn't it?) that it would be no mortal
man, and the Witch King went and took it has a sure
sign of his invincibility and began bragging about it.
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- Considering that JRRT was one of the translators of THE JERUSALEM BIBLE,
that is not unlikely.
From: peter d sippel [mailto:quakerpages@...]
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Return of the King- the death of the
Leader of the Nazgul
On Sat, 1 May 2004 10:25:50 +1000 "Amy Black"
Almost sounds like Tolkien cribbed from I Corinthians.
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