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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-16-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Moonraker
This is getting silly and immature. Not long...

This is getting silly and immature. Not long before the mods delete this. It is not what responsible posters do. Certainly not Ivy League or Russell Group material.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
As I think I explained earlier, arrest does not...

As I think I explained earlier, arrest does not have to mean using handcuffs and sending Gandalf to a cell. Arrest of the situation whereby Aragorn takes command of the Company and the quest, and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Tolkien said foresight had failed in him as to...

Tolkien said foresight had failed in him as to how the story should unfold after the Company were standing next to Balin's tomb in Moria. He did not pick up the story again for about another 2 years....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 06:52 PM
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Views: 11,230
Posted By Moonraker
http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Farmer_Maggot ...

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Farmer_Maggot

The above link makes an interesting read on how Tolkien previously attempted to portray Maggot and his dogs when Frodo visited his farm. Not sure just...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
I think it is fair to say Aragorn feared for the...

I think it is fair to say Aragorn feared for the fate of Gandalf for the worst if they entered Moria. Otherwise he would not have made such a meal of warning him as the strongest of the Company...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Aragorn incorrectly feared that there was no exit...

Aragorn incorrectly feared that there was no exit from from the realm of Moria. He also did not fear for his other companions as voicefully (Frodo and Pippin both could have been killed). His...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Of course I see that Aragorn showed at least some...

Of course I see that Aragorn showed at least some insight and foresight on Moria, having been in there himself previously. But I don't believe he had a gift for it beyond his Ranger instincts and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 05:07 PM
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Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Was Gandalf actually scared? Cautious and on...

Was Gandalf actually scared? Cautious and on guard yes, afraid, not so sure. He had been through Moria before, and spoke well of that accomplishment as though it was more than achievable second time...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Most of the Company members showed some degree of...

Most of the Company members showed some degree of foresight, in that they all feared the darkness of Moria, and wanted no part of it. Gandalf and Gimli were the exceptions.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Well said, yet we need to stay with the thread...

Well said, yet we need to stay with the thread question as much as possible.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Aragorn also says,''Farewell, Gandalf! Did I not...

Aragorn also says,''Farewell, Gandalf! Did I not say to you: if you pass the doors of Moria, beware? Alas that I spoke true! What hope have we without you?''

The Balrog did not break Gandalf's...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
I think Novices and Newcomers allows for some fun...

I think Novices and Newcomers allows for some fun along the way. The more serious letter of the law stuff is perhaps more evident in the other sections.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
That is not the impression I got through his mood...

That is not the impression I got through his mood for much of the journey in Moria. He seemed as though he was content that he made the right call, but he knew Moria was not free. That all changed...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
If Aragorn's foresight was so strong and well...

If Aragorn's foresight was so strong and well respected, why did Gandalf not take heed? And what happened to Gandalf's own foresight? Aragorn had nothing more than gut feel to guide him to make his...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
That after being denounced from the Istari by...

That after being denounced from the Istari by Gandalf the White. The breaking of Saruman's staff was symbolic of loss of all Maiar power, save his commanding voice.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Sauron was defeated, but not killed outright. ...

Sauron was defeated, but not killed outright.

Possibly very powerful weapons could have harmed Gandalf the Grey, not sure about killing him outright though. Not orc spears however, even if this...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Gandalf the White does say in The White Rider...

Gandalf the White does say in The White Rider that ordinary weapons could not hurt him.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Yes, reluctantly, and then fortelling his...

Yes, reluctantly, and then fortelling his possible doom in Moria. As though he is saying, fine I will follow you this time into Moria, but don't blame anyone but yourself if you perish. This last...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
I actually think this was just an inconsistency...

I actually think this was just an inconsistency with the true nature of Gandalf as a Maiar from the Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings. I don't believe anything but a Maiar could have killed Gandalf the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Indeed, arrest does not necessarily mean sending...

Indeed, arrest does not necessarily mean sending Gandalf to jail. Aragorn taking over the leadership is a form of arrest, if done in such a manner as to dethrone Gandalf as the outright leader and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Not to the level of accuracy and imminence with...

Not to the level of accuracy and imminence with which Aragorn suggested. The question remains unanswered. Aragorn could not have known without at least some inclination of truth that an ancient...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
The question remains unanswered. How did Aragorn...

The question remains unanswered. How did Aragorn foretell the imminent doom of a powerful Maiar, one that even the Nine Nazgul could not get past? He had been to Moria before, but did he have any...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Only an opinion. But if he was right in allowing...

Only an opinion. But if he was right in allowing Aragorn the ability to express such accurate foresight, I would want to know how it was possible. He only spoke for the ill fortune of Gandalf, and no...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
Tolkien was the first to admit his work had...

Tolkien was the first to admit his work had faults in it.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,740
Posted By Moonraker
I think Tolkein made an error here. He is...

I think Tolkein made an error here. He is implying that Aragorn can forsee Gandalf's doom by entering Moria, when in reality it is more likely that any of the Company were in greater peril, not...
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