The True Villain of the Lord of the Rings

Discussion in '"The Lord of the Rings"' started by HLGStrider, Jun 12, 2005.

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Who is the true villain?

  1. Sauron

    38.5%
  2. The Ring

    15.4%
  3. Evil as a force, or Melkor

    28.8%
  4. Other

    15.4%
  5. Saruman

    1.9%
  1. Ingolmin

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    Most important thing is that villain is a term for a being not for an effect or phenomenon!

    Illuvitar was not a source of evil or creator of chaos, he was the creator himself, evil was one of the lesser manifestations of his nature as is in a God, it does not represent the god itself! For eg- Matter comes from the The Absolute God but are his inferior manifestations, and he is not affected from them.
    The true villain is Melk0r himself, the master of Sauron. In broad sense, Sauron can be said as villain in the Lord of Rings but Sauron was doing only what Melkor would have done in his place. The seed of all evil was implanted by Melkor himself when the Music was being sung.
     
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    The evil one in me wants to say Peter Jackson...:eek::p:D
    Just kidding...
    That said no offense to those here who enjoy the movies... they just aren't for me.

    I'd vote for Melkor as the root of evil in Middle earth with Sauron as the villain in the Lord Of The Rings.
    Andy
     
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    The Elvish Minstrel Obssessed with Elves <3

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    Lol!!! ;)

    Sometimes I kinda feel sorry for guys like Peter Jackson and George Lucas. :D
     
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    Glad to see that you took my comments lightheartedly... ( that was the spirit in which I wrote 'em :D )
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    The Elvish Minstrel Obssessed with Elves <3

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    ;)

    Personally, I liked how nice you were about your dislike for the movies, instead of just saying something like, "if you like them your stupid" or something like that. :D
     
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    Thanks!
    It is not for me to say that someone is stupid for liking something I do not.
    We all have different tastes , needs and desires and as long as those tastes , needs and desires cause no harm... What is the big deal if someone likes something that I do not?

    Maybe the true villain in The Lord of the Rings is the evil that is brought into the world through good intentions or "justified measures"?
    Kinda like how The Ring tries to seduce Boromir and others... into taking and using The Ring for "good" and fighting Sauron or "righting his wrongs" etc... Just a thought before coffee....:eek::D
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    Speaking of, I've always liked Sam and Faramir for resisting the ring (not that others haven't too, like Gandalf and Galadriel).
     
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    Well I am re-reading The Lord of the Rings ... so we shall see , if my thoughts change on just who is the true villain is here...
    It could be my job ... Pesky students getting in the way of reading time!..:D
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