Aristotle & Aragorn – The Greeks and The Lord of the Rings

An interesting take, and one I see clearly. Another parallel for Gandalf, referring to him as an “end-game theorist,” is that of Odin, who was said to walk abroad in the land in a grey cloak and hat and was known as “Stormcrow” for the trouble that tended to follow in his wake. He, too, was an “end-game” theorist, forever trying to weigh the odds in the best interests of the Asa and mortal-kind at Ragnarok, even if his short-term actions seemed cruel or troublesome on their faces.

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