Post by Stormrider on Jan 25, 2009 10:50:26 GMT -6
From: Algamesh_of_Arnor (Original Message) Sent: 3/11/2003 1:01 AM
Early on in Chapter 8 (of Book IV), we receive a reference about the "weight" of the Ring :
As soon as the great Cross-roads had been passed, the weight of it (ring), almost forgotten in Ithildien, had begun to grow once more.
Let's discuss the meaning of "weight" as it applies to the burden of carrying the One Ring ...
My own personal opinion is that the Ring had absolutely no ability to change it's density or any other physical property. I believe that the weight of the ring is simply in reference to the tangible Will of Sauron himself. When Frodo is in a position where he is basically "naked" to the Great Eye, it seems that weight becomes an issue. Conversely, when surrounded by the forces of Good, he feels no particular "pull" from the ring. My questions are should I narrow this down to Sauron's malice or broaden my scope to include beings of evil intent other than the Dark Lord. One might possibly make a case for guilt, ill intent, and personal malice bringing about the weight of the ring, if one is to assume that the weight is a local manifestation of the bearer's psyche.
Anyone have any comments (or further questions) about this?
"You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"