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Re: Golly, you mean Peter Jackson didn't include this scene in his films?

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  • David Berberick
    ... statement. ... writes the ... accurate, at least ... in a ... is the ... character ... comes ... fires of ... Wendell, you ought to either revise or
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 20, 2007
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      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
      >
      > I was surfing Wikipedia today when I came across the following
      statement.
      > It's in the entry for "eucatastrophe". Usually the people who
      writes the
      > entries in Wikipedia, if they don't always manage to be quite
      accurate, at least
      > try to come across as staid, formal, and authoritative. Every once
      in a
      > while though somebody says something completely off the wall. This
      is the
      > explanation of why a eucatastrophe is not the same thing as a deus
      ex machina:
      >
      > > To illustrate deus ex machina, suppose Tolkien introduces a new
      character
      > at the last minute. Let's say
      > > Frodo's fourth cousin twice removed. We'll name her Mary Sue. She
      comes
      > along as Frodo declares, "The
      > > Ring is mine," snatches it from his hand, and tosses it into the
      fires of
      > Mt. Doom, thus saving the day with
      > > Frodo's hand still intact.
      >
      > Wendell Wagner
      >


      Wendell, you ought to either revise or delete this passage in the
      Wikipedia article in question.
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