May 30, 2001
One Ring's Power
Jim and Andrew, you bring up very good points on the One
Ring. I think that the answer is clear, the Ring is powerful but its power is of a
JRR Tolkien works in sublties. He drops hints instead of directly stating the answers. His
main "character" in LOTR (the One Ring) works in the same way. Instead of
overpowering its victim directly, it tempts him (ie: Sam with it in Mordor). It slowly
leads its victim into self destruction. That is the Ring's REAL power.