The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum


Visit The *EVEN NEWER* Barrow-Downs Photo Page

Go Back   The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 14 of 14
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: davem
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-08-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
My post...

My post (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showpost.php?p=387567&postcount=9) cfrom the Shelob's Lair discussion.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-06-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
Tried skimming this thread but couldn't find...

Tried skimming this thread but couldn't find anything, so..

Its been mentioned on a couple of sites I've recently skimmed that the star Sam saw was actually Earendel.



This is incredibly...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-10-2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
Certainly the Ring's actions can be taken to...

Certainly the Ring's actions can be taken to imply it has a conscious will, but I'm not sure there is one action it performs that can be said to prove that. What exactly was its 'program'? Changing...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-09-2005, 02:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
I wonder if Tolkien was inspired by the story of...

I wonder if Tolkien was inspired by the story of The Giant who had no heart (http://members.dca.net/slawski/noheart.html) - though its a common theme in folklore. The giant is impervious to harm...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-08-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
This could simply be Gandalf's way of saying that...

This could simply be Gandalf's way of saying that once the Ring had moved on from Gollum (for whatever reason) it was a fait a compli. Like saying 'I'd been thinking about getting a new car for a...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-08-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
What I meant was, just as a compass needle not in...

What I meant was, just as a compass needle not in the vicinity of a magnetic object would be drawn to magnetic North, so the Ring would be drawn to Mount Doom, but if any other 'magnetic' objeact...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-08-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
I suppose its possible that the Ring, as an...

I suppose its possible that the Ring, as an object of power is drawn towards power, as a compass needle is drawn to magnetic north, so it may be that it is drawn towards Mount Doom as that is the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-08-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
Just thinking about Sam's Ring fantasy - if it...

Just thinking about Sam's Ring fantasy - if it was his own rather than an idea created by the Ring to tempt him, does this shed a new light on this 'humble servant', the simple gardener? Has Sam this...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-08-2005, 02:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
Agreed - generally, though there are odd moments:...

Agreed - generally, though there are odd moments:



But hardly a full blown fantasy like Sam's, Galadriel's or Boromir's
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-07-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
This has me wondering about the Ring-inspired...

This has me wondering about the Ring-inspired fantasies of Gandalf, Galadriel, Boromir & Sam, et al. Where do those fantasies arise? Is the Ring putting those specific fantasies into their heads, or...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-06-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
This question of the level of 'education' of the...

This question of the level of 'education' of the Orcs is an interesting one. It has been addressed by Brian Rosebury in his book 'Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon'
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-06-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
I think this still leave open the question of...

I think this still leave open the question of whether it is Frodo's will or the Ring's which motivates him to carry on without hope. If he has no hope what is he going on for? Shippey claims that it...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-05-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
The intentions of the Ring are interesting. What,...

The intentions of the Ring are interesting. What, exactly, did the Ring 'want'? Mount Doom seems to have excercised an attraction for evil - Sauron chose Mordor as his realm because of it. It almost...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 10-03-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,198
Posted By davem
It seems that Sam has taken over as main...

It seems that Sam has taken over as main character in the story. From now on we will see things through his eyes - which we mostly have done for a good while. We now see Frodo from the ‘outside’,...
Showing results 1 to 14 of 14

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:33 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.