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I suspect there's one critical problem. I don't think anyone could throw the ring in. It's conjecture on my part, but here's the idea: We know for sure there was a spell on the ring that made people not want to hurt it (we see it as early as the fireplace scene, where Gandalf tells Frodo to toss it in). We also know for sure that Sauron and the Ring's magic ...


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imho, Gandalf never touches the ring in either the movie nor in the books. In the movie, Gandalf goes to pick up the ring off the floor after Bilbo drops it. He gets within about a centimetre of touching it, then gets the vision of the eye and pulls his hand away immediately without ever touching it. He leaves it on the floor, to be picked up by Frodo a ...


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About "all shall love me and despair": I would like to add weight to what we might call the "unrequited celebrity crush" interpretation suggested by others. The very next sentence reads "She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illuminated her alone and left all else dark.". My take ...


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