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 Post subject: Gandalf/ Mithrandir etc in FotR
PostPosted: September 11th, 2009, 11:51 pm 
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What is he like? What do you think of him? How do you perceive him? How do you think others in the book see him? Does the poem honoring him really say it like it is? Discuss anything Gandalf here!

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Wise- of course, the kind of person you want around in a crisis. In the fellowship you warm to him as almost a father figure (if this isn't true through all the trilogy), but then in TTT and ROTK you see him as a great leader, a warrior, and an integral role in the defeat of Sauron.

I used to not understand what happened when he died and came back. As in what/who sent him back, where he went etc. But after reading the Silmarillion I understood a lot more about everything. In summary the greatest gift in that age to middle earth from the Valar.

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 Post subject: Re: Gandalf/ Mithrandir etc in FotR
PostPosted: May 24th, 2011, 8:27 pm 
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I'm re-reading Fellowship right now, partly because I wanted to and partly because every other book I own is in packaging right now ( :p ). Actually, despite how much everyone admires Gandalf in the books and the fandom, and also excluding the fact that he is a lesser god of a sort, in the Shire he is really just seen as an old hag just waiting to ruin someone's life. :lol: Outside of Bilbo and Frodo's admiration for him, it seems that all the hobbits just wanted him to leave the peaceful Shire alone and leave everyone be. So the first 80 pages or so, I saw him as a kindly old man who happended to know a lot of things and was at a high postion in the Council. Obviously that changed later on... :p


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PostPosted: June 9th, 2011, 7:04 pm 
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Another thing about him is how he seems overly mysterious, at the end of ROTK he lets Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin handle the scourging of the Shire by themselves. Or how he brings more danger to Minas Tirith in a way by letting Sauron think the Ring was there. Although after thinking about it it makes sense why he does what he does.

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2011, 1:04 pm 
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In FotR he is seen as not really dangerous person but faithful friend by those who know him but unnecessary evil by those who he didn't let get know him. He is mysterious and that - for those who don't know him - deceives people.

I consider him as wise and interesting person.

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 Post subject: Re: Gandalf/ Mithrandir etc in FotR
PostPosted: July 11th, 2012, 4:18 am 
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In FotR...he is like good ol' father to all hobbits. They ask him for fireworks and fun. Then the hobbits go on their journey and he starts to be more like pathfinder, a wise man on who you can rely much.

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2012, 4:41 pm 
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Loki wrote:
In FotR...he is like good ol' father to all hobbits. They ask him for fireworks and fun. Then the hobbits go on their journey and he starts to be more like pathfinder, a wise man on who you can rely much.

Yah, I agree. Of course, Bilbo's party is the first time any of them had seen one of his fireworks displays. :p

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I like FotR Gandalf most. Because he is less "grand" and more "friendly" in the first part. He is attraction for all the hobbits and they see him as old man who brings them fun. Also, I like that he is less powerful in this part. He is more open for kicks and that's what I like.

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PostPosted: December 1st, 2014, 12:41 pm 
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I feel like Gandalf is almost a father-figure in the FOTR, especially how everyone looks up to him. I really like how Tolkien makes him seem not quite human, yet more than human. I don't know how to describe it... Does anyone know what I mean?


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 Post subject: Re: Gandalf/ Mithrandir etc in FotR
PostPosted: December 10th, 2014, 1:32 pm 
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I feel like after Gandalf died the wait of the fellowship fell on Aragorn's shoulders. Although he was good he wasn't aware of everything going on like Gandalf was. I think Gandalf the grey was a guide. He led the fellowship and when he died it started to dissipate.


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2014, 2:23 pm 
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Elfqueen4 wrote:
I feel like after Gandalf died the wait of the fellowship fell on Aragorn's shoulders. Although he was good he wasn't aware of everything going on like Gandalf was. I think Gandalf the grey was a guide. He led the fellowship and when he died it started to dissipate.



That is an interesting thought. you have to wonder if he wasn't killed if he could have kept the fellowship from breaking.

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 Post subject: Re: Gandalf/ Mithrandir etc in FotR
PostPosted: December 10th, 2014, 3:05 pm 
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I believe the fellowship might have lasted longer but I think it was destined to break apart at some point.


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