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Old 08-22-2017, 09:03 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Kuruharan View Post
The parallel to Gollum really is quite striking.
The degree of desire is not comparable, since the One Ring had a power to cause obsession beyond one's ability to resist, but it seems greed and a wanting for something he did not have (Éowyn) could indeed have put Wormtongue into a similar state as Gollum.
Bending all one's will toward "possession" has a degrading effect, regardless of the initial motives behind the want.
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