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Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 AM   #121
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:51 AM   #122
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #124
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:45 AM   #125
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #126
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:29 PM   #127
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I'll never think of that word in a positive fashion ever again. I wonder, why did you pick choice? There doesn't seem to be much choice in the books at all; instead, things seemed to be pre destined.

I didn't mean to belittle your choices, Gwathagor, I just thought it interesting that you picked that word.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:27 PM   #128
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I wonder, why did you pick choice? There doesn't seem to be much choice in the books at all; instead, things seemed to be pre destined.
One of the themes of LotR is the hobbits, who were previously neutral, being forced to enter into an ancient conflict and choose sides. And many episodes of the story revolve around the characters being forced to a forked place where they must make crucial decisions: Frodo at Bag End when he first learns the nature of the Ring, Frodo at the Council of Elrond, Frodo offers the Ring to Gandalf and later to Galadriel, Frodo at Amon Hen, Aragorn after the death of Boromir, Frodo in Morgul Vale, Samwise in Shelob's Lair (in the chapter The CHOICES of Master Samwise), Frodo at the Cracks of Doom - the list goes on.

And then, of course, there is the line: "All we have to decide to what to do with the time that is given to us."

I would also like to submit that predestination and personal responsibility (i.e. choice) are by no means contradictory.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:20 AM   #129
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:38 AM   #130
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:32 AM   #131
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #132
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:03 PM   #133
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A most interesting addition, Eönwë, particularly in light of the one word I suggested previously: dustsceawung.

The two words suggest a thread about which concept predominates in LotR.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:29 PM   #134
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:36 PM   #135
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Yeah, I know. But it's taken as one word. It's like saying 'long-run'. Technically, it's two words, but it's taken as one If I had to say one word that comes even close, it would be 'fable', but that goes off-center.
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