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wondering wary - BREE

Galadriel’s Glade 3 ~ ‘I know what it is you saw’, plus jan-u-wine's 'Lórien Suite 3'.

Posted on 2009.06.12 at 07:58

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Maeglian
maeglian at 2009-06-17 09:14 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I wasn't mad at old Sauron. With all the other evils he had going, I'm sure he was a misogynist too. :-D

I was mad at Tolkien for indicating it would actually be up in the air whether Galadriel had one of the Rings, - that the powers-that-be wouldn't be sure of that - when her status really should have made her High Queen at the time. I couldn't see no other good reason for this doubt except "... but she's a woman!" But of course, her part in the rebellion and flight of the Noldor might have had more to do with her perhaps having no ring to keep...
Mechtild
mechtild at 2009-06-17 13:07 (UTC) (Link)
Regarding your statement that....

the powers-that-be wouldn't be sure of that - when her status really should have made her High Queen at the time. I couldn't see no other good reason for this doubt except "... but she's a woman!"

But I thought Sauron wasn't supposed to know where any of the three rings were, not just Galadriel's. Did he know Cirdan (then Gandalf) and Elrond had the other two? I think I need to read the book again.

As for the unbelievability of Sauron not knowing who had the three rings, I guess I just accepted it as a plot device. Until you mentioned it in these comments, I never thought about how he ought to have have known. Perhaps Tolkien figured that considering the way Sauron thought, if the Elves still had the three rings they would have used them against him by this time (instead of using them creatively, to sustain and protect). Your ideas have snagged my thinking, Maeglian. Next time I read through the story, I know this will have me looking for clues and markers in the text.
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