Re: [mythsoc] Re: The Choices of Master Samwise
- In a message dated 8/3/2005 11:46:55 AM Central Standard Time,
I think perhaps the fundamental disagreement here lies in a differing
definition of "rightness" in terms of decisions. I would say that though
Sam's decisions COME OUT for the best, that doesn't make them the right
And as I stated before, you will never be able to convince me of this point.
I seriously disagree with you. Yet you are continuing to argue. Why is that?
I've told you I don't agree, I've given my reasons why, I've quoted from the
text. Others seem to be understanding my point, but you seem to be unable to
do so. We aren't going to agree on this, David. Sam made the right decision
to leave Frodo and try to take the ring on to Mordor. I've never addressed
whether his attempt to return to Frodo after the orcs capture his master is the
right decision or not. That doesn't have anything to do with my original
point and it doesn't invalidate Sam's correct decision to leave his master and
take the ring and further the quest. Again, why are you continuing to argue the
point? Or at least argue it with me? If you want to take it up with others
on the List, have at it. But you and I are at the end of the discussion,
having failed to convince the other. It's over, David. You haven't convinced me.
You won't be able to. I think you're wrong, you think I'm wrong, and we are at
an impasse so there's no point in your continuing to argue. Can I make
myself any more clear on this?
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- ONe tidbit I didn't see mentioned in the various takes on the theory: at the end Harry rather considers "getting Snape" as a possible by-product, but isn't overly concerned with Snape or Malfoy. One could counter that he is focused on Voldemort, but I'm not sure I buy that as just putting Snape out of mind.
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