Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Contradictions and Gandalf
If Gandalf has somehow grown even greater and more knowledgeable through his transformation into the White Wizard, then why does he go first to Lothlorien before meeting up with the Company? By doing so, does he allow Boromir to be sacrificed needlessly and the hobbits to be captured and subjected to physical torture? If he is so knowledgeable, why did he not know Sam had gone with Frodo? How are we as readers expected to resolve such apparaent contradictions?