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Recent content by Arthur_Vandelay

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    Without Boromir...

    Yes: Boromir's death and betrayal certainly set the above in the motion. Keeping in speculative mode just for a moment . . . if Boromir had not attempted to seize the Ring from Frodo, what then? Would Frodo still have attempted to leave the Fellowship? If Boromir, having attempted to seize the...
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    Boromir's route home

    That's a damn good question. I'll give it a shot . . . For starters, if it isn't clear which direction Gandalf intended to take after Rauros (assuming that he too had that place in mind as a point the Fellowship would visit on their journey), it certainly isn't clear which route Aragorn had...
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    Eressëa

    Eressëa, or Tol Eressëa, means "lonely island." It was shaped like a ship, and had been used by the Valar to transport the Elves into the Far West in the Elder Days. The last of the Elves to make the journey were Teleri, and the Maia Ossë, who could not bear to be parted from them, planted the...
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    What if Faramir went to Rivendell

    It's very difficult to see how anyone could have gotten into Mordor unmarked with Gollum's help: he alone (outside of Mordor) knew about the secret pathway from Morgul to Cirith Ungol. I doubt that Faramir would have been aware of it; though we should remember that the Pass of Cirith Ungol was...
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    What if Faramir went to Rivendell

    I think it's fairly significant that, of all the members of the Fellowship, only Boromir had been corrupted by desire for the ring (that is, as far as we can see). So it's too difficult to say for certain whether the remaining members of the Fellowship would have been corrupted, had Faramir...
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