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Lord of the Rings – Parallels to the Real World

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Some time ago I bought the Blu-Ray version of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Just recently I finally found the time to watch it. This is one of my favorite movies. (I’m counting the whole trilogy as one movie, although the extended edition is easily over 10 hours long) There are some people (like my father) who say it should be condensed in a 90 minute format. I actually would like to see that, that would be interesting.

Anyway one of my favorite scenes in Return of the King is when Aragon storms into Edoras “The Beacons of Minas Tirith! Gondor calls for aid!” and Theoden takes a moment and then says “And Rohan will answer!”



The odd part about it, where the parallel to real live lies, is that the Steward of Gondor did not want to light the beacons. He gives one unreasonal order after the other. But he is the boss. That’s just how it is. This seems to be a typical management flaw. Who has not at one time or another had a superior who acted like Denethor? 😉