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Re: [mythsoc] Re: LOTR: the Title

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  • Ernest Tomlinson
    ... From: Rachel Murphy To: Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:15 AM Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: LOTR:
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      From: "Rachel Murphy" <frodo_underhill@...>
      To: <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:15 AM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: LOTR: the Title


      >> After all, when you think about what happens at the end, and poor Frodo's
      inability to give up the Ring at Mount Doom--pitiful as it sounds, and as
      little as his will was involved in it, being tired, famished, pulled
      downwards by the power of the Ring,etc.--he was in some way claiming to be
      the Lord of the Ring.

      Yup. It bears remembering, also, that even before Frodo's crucial failure
      on Mount Doom, he was already talking a bit as though he were the Ring's
      master. In one scene with Gollum, Frodo tells him matter of factly that in
      the last resort, he will put on the Ring and command Gollum to leap off a
      precipice. Moreover, in the scene where Frodo, hidden, sees the Lord of the
      Nazgul at the crossroads, Frodo thinks to himself that he is not ready to
      challenge him--not _yet_. Thus the deadly notion of claiming the Ring was
      already in Frodo's mind, long before he says on Orodruin, "The Ring is
      mine!"

      Ernest.
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