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  1. Etholod

    Various thoughts and Questions

    In class, there has been an uncertainty about the reason for which Gandalf does not allow Bilbo to tell of his giving the Ring away. It has also been suggested that this reason is connected to the proof of the Ring's identity not being repeated before the Council. I have a theory as to this...
  2. Etholod

    Christopher Tolkien has died.

    Today, A local French Newspaper has published the news that Christopher Tolkien had died. If this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, it would be a huge shock to all. Rest in Peace...
  3. Etholod

    The Troll Poem and The Thinking Fox

    This was a paper delivered by Dimitra Fimi at Tolkien 2019 (during which there was much singing) which I will attempt to condense briefly (though I highly suggest listening to it for yourself. I begins discussing Tolkien's reusing of the Poem. It was originally published at Leeds as 'The Root of...
  4. Etholod

    A Note on Nobility

    Following session 106 and Ardent Crayon's thread on this fourm, I decided to quickly make this 'note' on the word "Noble'. What does Tolkien mean by it? Well, to try to answer this Question I looked at the 4 other times it occurs in the FOTR. Interestingly, 'Noble' appears only once before...
  5. Etholod

    A Long-Expected Meeting? (Comparisions between Chapter 1 of Book 1 and Book 2)

    Long-Expected Meeting (Similarities and Differences between a Long-Expected Party and Many Meetings) Close Readings such as this 'Magnum Opus' being composed here are quite strange. On the one hand the book is studied in an infinitely greater detail than a simple class such as 'Mythgard...
  6. Etholod

    Anvil Of Winterstith run?

    Greetings, I wonder if there is any interest for a run of the Anvil of Winterstith at a later date? It's the only top-level Instance that can't be run solo and, from what I have discerned from Chat and various Developer Statements, appears to have quite a hefty chunk of storyline. So is anyone...
  7. Etholod

    Pacing and Chapter Titles in LOTR (The First Two Chapters)

    As I'm fundamentally unqualified for the Discussion of more complex themes in the LOTR I'm going to try to think about the Pacing and Chapter Titles, I know I haven't read the Lord of The Rings in over 2 Years but when considering Book 1 and the Little bit of Book 2 that we've 'Explored' I...
  8. Etholod

    Would Frodo trust Aragorn if he was a Elf/Hobbit?

    I think No. Without mentioning all of the changes that come further down the line, it is useful to change small things to see: How the characters in our (canon) world are portrayed in a clearer light. Note:I won't be talking about Trotter and the Wild-Hobbits. If Aragorn was an elf Frodo would...
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