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Old 12-06-2004, 04:16 PM   #4
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Boro to be honest I am not sure what I am trying to generate discussion wise, but your on the mark I think.

The phrase "larger than life" comes to mind. Well, on this tangent, from a hobbits POV, that is literally true. It just seems to me that the era which LOTR is from a distant enough time/imagination, that realistically (toungue in cheek), we very well could have been the hole dwelling creatures looking out on a world that is fantastically huge and .. well ... big

Morsul: mock away - i started this thread out by saying it was silly. It seems to me that there are many different interpretations across the board that are expressed here. I thought that I would throw in a different way to percieve LOTR, as opposed to analysing ad-infinitum a body of work that has in fact only 2 publications (counting LOTR as one book - as the author originally intended). What is canon and what isnt is going to be debated forever. I enjoy that as much as anyone who actually enjoys HOME. Mabye its just me - or anyone who has regularly read the tale as long as I have (30 yrs). Mabye I have read it enough to acclimate the hobbit POV to the point of thinking that I am said hobbit lol. It has nothing to do with the authors intent. It's simply an inverse/reverse perspective. But if you want skewed logic hehe here it is:

The rest of ME knew as little about hobbits as did hobbits knowing about the wide world. This references Boro's take - that history most often is recorded by the winners. Or, ME vanishing beyond memory was due largely to hobbits not knowing what was out there beyond their borders.

The savior of ME in LOTR was a hobbit. Why not consider that is us? Is it not ultimately us anyways, for good or bad?

I dont hold the conventional thinking that the imaginary era was some 7000 odd years ago. We as a species have been around much longer. During that time, we shared our world with a few cousins on the family tree that werent quite like us. Also, to me, considering the flora and fawna that we did experience in reality during this time, we were not the biggest, bestest ( )thing around. Mabye we were looking out there with hobbits eyes, so to speak.

We as a species have been progressively growing taller since we have left the tree.

Why are my toes hairy??

Thats all i got. Mabye i should think before i post, sorry. Like i said, move my thread as you will.

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