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Forum: The Books 10-10-2016, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Quite possibly. I believe the fact...

Quite possibly.



I believe the fact that there was a public renewal of the Oath strengthens my case that it could (technically) have been revoked.
Forum: The Books 10-05-2016, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Apparently, I must spread some reputation around...

Apparently, I must spread some reputation around before giving it to Boromir88 again.

Practically, of course, it would have been ridiculous for Aragorn to try to undo Rohan's sovereignty.
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Forum: The Books 09-21-2016, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots People in general don't spend enough time...

People in general don't spend enough time reflecting on the fact that all forms of government are founded upon the threat of physical force against recalcitrant members.
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I did not find anything of particular note in the...

I did not find anything of particular note in the rest of Fellowship that hasn't been mentioned already.

Two Towers will have a lot more of note.
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots This probably boils down to stylistic preferences...

This probably boils down to stylistic preferences in the end. I don't find these resolutions to be hamfisted, but rather add texture to the setting.



Part of the problem may arise in that...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Personally I do find it plausible that successive...

Personally I do find it plausible that successive generations of Chieftains of the Dunedain did feel constrained by the prophecy. I think that would be in keeping with the setting that Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots While I don't necessarily disagree with your...

While I don't necessarily disagree with your point, why do you think he had such a drive to become King of Gondor? He had many ancestors that had the same claim as he did but none of them made any...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2016, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots The only other noteworthy moment in those...

The only other noteworthy moment in those chapters that I will mention is when Aragorn has finished his description of the story of Beren and Luthien and discusses their descendants the text is rich...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2016, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I am a silly silly dwarf

I thought the reference was in The Peoples of Middle-earth and spent quite a lot of time trying to find it, sudden inspiration struck that it might be in the Letters and my questing was rewarded.

...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2016, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots As a side point, but an important one I think,...

As a side point, but an important one I think, the Gondorian monarchy (and by association the Arnorian as well) was not an absolute one. Tolkien speaks to this in one of the HOME essays. I will...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2016, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Lots of quotes in this one

That sounds like an interesting project. I may take you up on that.




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