- ... indeed it ... the book ... was too ... I wondered about this, too. The only hint of reluctance I detected in the books were his uneasiness before enteringMessage 1 of 84 , May 7, 2007View Source
> The most common seems to be the identification of Aragorn as a reluctantindeed it
> hero. Jackson's is; Tolkien's isn't. I was particularly amused by the
> National Geographic "Behind the Movie" documentary narrated by John
> Rhys-Davies, who intoned "Aragorn's reluctance is surprising," as
> is to anyone who's read the book. Of course the documentary mixesthe book
> and films indiscriminately and isn't scholarship at all, but thatwas too
> golden a moment of irony to miss.I wondered about this, too. The only hint of reluctance I detected in
the books were his uneasiness before entering the paths of the dead,
but I don't know how much of this could actually be the fear of
becoming a king. The books have a number of instances where ARagorn
explicitly revealed or acknowledged his identity.
- ... which a man from our present day ... hamburger. The futurians ... German city of Hamburg. Were you ... Kennedy being a jelly doughnut? ... LOL!Message 84 of 84 , May 25, 2007View Source--- In email@example.com, David Emerson
>which a man from our present day
> >There was once a science-fiction story in
> >wakes up in the distant future and asks for ahamburger. The futurians
> >reply, "A hamburger is a citizen of theGerman city of Hamburg. Were you
> >cannibals in those days?"Kennedy being a jelly doughnut?
> Does this have something to do with John F.