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  1. M

    The Influence of Elrond's Response to Gandalf's Tale

    The different points Elrond highlights seem disjointed, especially in light of the tale just finished by Gandalf: the betrayal of Saruman, the peculiar nature of hobbits, the Barrow-wights, the Old Forest, and Tom Bombadil. However, Elrond is the greatest of the Lore-Masters, he is well-equipped...
  2. C

    Frodo and Bilbo's tense moment

    I've had a bit of a change of mind about how to read the interaction between Bilbo and Frodo in the Hall of Fire, when Bilbo asks to "peep" at the Ring. I think we decided that the transformation that Frodo saw was entirely a product of the shadow on his heart that is the influence of the Ring...
  3. Nick Brindlow

    The nature of Elrond's healing of Frodo...

    Hi from Sunny Britain. When listening to episode 98 and Elrond’s healing of Frodo, we discussed whether that healing was physical or spiritual. We seemed to come to the conclusion that it was mainly spiritual, but I wondering if we could go even more specific. Following WW1, spiritualism saw...
  4. lihtox

    Theory: The Witchking missed Asfaloth

    In Episode 94, you asked whether the Witchking could see Asfaloth. Suppose he couldn't… The WitchKing emerges from the woods, sees Frodo as clear as day, thinks "Aha I've got you now" and sends his "Stay Here" command to Frodo. All of a sudden, Frodo starts moving really fast towards the Ford...
  5. Aerindis

    Ring Temptation Tally

    As we work our way through the book, I plan to track instances of the Ring directly influencing Frodo's thoughts or actions. I'll update this post as we discuss them in class. Also tracked in Timeline...
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