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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I meant Aragorn. I always wondered who "sent" the Istari, or Wizards and why are only three of the five ever mentioned?
    Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast are the three. I always suspected that Galadriel and Elrond were the other two, under deep cover.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    So, people, what do you think?
    What's your feeling about that?
    Yes it is! It's extremely prejudiced against Orcs. The racist 'Western Powers' who desire to annihilate the Orcs and the dark skinned men of Rhun, Harad, and Umbar, use whatever means at their disposal to crush the forces of Sauron the Liberator. These wretched powers hate technology, industry, and progress and seek to perpetuate a barbaric luddite feudalism over the land. #LOTRTruthOut

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, none of that happened in the Hobbit. Tom Bombadil and his wife are only in the Lord of Ring books and I believe a short story or two. As for Galadriel, she is like the prior characters you mentioned only in the Lord of the Ring books. The only Elves mentioned in the Hobbit are all male.
    Bilbo made it to Rivendell and there were more than just male elves.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Valar sent the Istari.
    Those were the "Gods" that came into the world, right, and developed it with music? Was that with Morgoth who started the war?
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It's a bit "racial" in terms of allegory (the Dwarves are supposed to be roughly analogous to Medieval Jews, for instance, from what I've heard), but it's not "racist." People are generally defined by what they do, not who they are.
    Is Game of Thrones racist?
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast are the three. I always suspected that Galadriel and Elrond were the other two, under deep cover.


    I also didn't like the whole Radagast thing in the Hobbit with the rabbits!! Argh!
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Not about all the wanton hate is a state of dismay... and Pippen got lost but didn't run around the room with the ball blazing. Aragorn didn't have a significant conversation... in fact, the king never spoke in the book, let alone have this big glowing kingdom.
    Pippen did indeed have a comic scene in the books with the palantir. And the ball did indeed blaze in the books.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've never even heard of the Silmarillion. Interesting. I didn't realize the books were so old.
    The Silmarillion was full of who begat whom and a lot of history of Middle Earth and the vaious species and ages.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No. They were a different species altogether with totally different lifespans (and from different ages).
    that is two that didn't get what I said. I must have worded it badly... the Dunedain were the high men, those with longer lifespans of the Númenóreans.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast are the three. I always suspected that Galadriel and Elrond were the other two, under deep cover.
    In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. They are also called the Istari (Quenya for "Wise Ones") by the Elves. The Sindarin word is Ithryn (sing. Ithron). They were sent by the Valar to assist the peoples of Middle-earth to contest Sauron.

    The wizards were Maiar, spirits of the same order as the Valar, but lesser in power. The first three were known in the Mannish tongues as Saruman "man of skill" (Rohirric), Gandalf "elf of the staff" (northern Men), and Radagast "tender of beasts" (possibly Westron). Tolkien never provided non-Elvish names for the other two; one tradition gives their names in Valinor as Alatar and Pallando, and another as Morinehtar and Rómestámo in Middle-earth. Each wizard had robes of a characteristic colour: white for Saruman (the chief and the most powerful of the five), grey for Gandalf, brown for Radagast, and sea-blue for Alatar and Pallando (known consequently as the Blue Wizards). Gandalf and Saruman both play important roles in The Lord of the Rings, while Radagast appears only briefly. Alatar and Pallando do not feature in the story, as they journeyed far into the east after their arrival in Middle-earth.

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