How powerful is the ring?
6 Nov 07
That One Ring which can be use to conquer the lands of Middle-Earth through enslavement of the bearers of the Rings of Power — powerful magical rings given to individuals from the races of Elves, Dwarves and Men. And the ring become the source of gravity.
25 Jan 08
I think the Ring is so powerful and no one can use its real power except Sauron. The ring bearer suffers the curse of the ring because the ring is forged only for its master. it's curse is so evil that it can make people insane just to posses this precious thing.
6 Nov 07
I think that there are some ways that I can explain about the rings why people love to wear. A is: rings can help avoid evil things from happening. B is: rings are just nice decorations on the body. C is: it is something to express love. You know, when you are not married, you wear your ring in the middle finger to show that you are looking for love or that you are still available for someone special, but once you are married, you wear it around the ring finger to show that you are married. Of course, there might be more different explanations about the ring. Thanks for your discussion.
6 Nov 07
Hahahaha. After my response was posted and I discovered that you were talking about the movie The Lord of the Ring. I had a good laugh at myself for that. Well I have to re-respond to this discussion as a correction. I think that it is because of the magic power of the ring that makes it so powerful. I watched this movie long ago, but can still remember some plots of it though I cannot offer a decent response, hehe.
30 Jan 08
The ring is just a metaphor for power, something physical to be dealt with. There is an old saying "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely" and the ring is the absolute power. A Dark Lord like Hitl.. I mean Sauron can use at its full capacity to do evil and destroy every human aspect of our lives. Other people like humans, kings and magician or economists can get corrupted by it and care more about their personal vanity than the world or its people. LOTR pretty much resembles the WWII, when the little man that spend decades doing dull work and feasting on food and brew is called upon to take part and decide the future of the world. No more aristocracy like WWI, but down to earth every day people.