18019Re: [mythsoc] Sauron Redivivus
- May 7, 2007At 08:35 AM 5/7/2007 -0700, Jason Fisher wrote:
>We also have Tolkien's own sketch for the cover of The Return of the King,Yes. If one says, "His arm has grown long," as Gimli and Gandalf do upon
>in which he seems to depict Sauron in humanoid form. This may or may not be
>purely artistic or metaphorical, as with most of the examples of synechdoche
>(those previously discussed, and others)
Caradhras, that doesn't mean he necessarily physically has an arm - this is
his metaphorical arm that's growing, obviously, not his physical one - let
alone that he is a disembodied arm flapping around. But by the same token,
referring to his eye doesn't mean that he's just an eye.
>Sauron also appears to be wearing a crown. Intersting.The Lord of the Nazgul wears one too.
- David Bratman
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