Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 3)
Greetings fellow scholars,
Sorry I missed posting this article in time for LPN.
The community of Arkenstone were our hosts for this talk, the last look at Chapter 1. The Professor (Corey not JRR) led a detailed discussion looking at the conversation between Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf. (After the Party).
What does Gandalf know or not know about Bilbo’s ring? How important and what exactly is Gandalf’s influence over Bilbo? Could Bilbo have left the ring on the mantle without aid? Bilbo’s action here is unique in the lore of Middle-Earth. He had possessed (or been possessed) by the ring of power for so many years but gave it away (almost) willingly.
Tune in to listen to the whole class here.