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That gate to Moria was created in the "Second Age" of Middle Earth, and was used to trade mithril with the Noldorian Elves of Hithlum. Relations between the Elves and the Dwarves were more cordial in the Second Age. The inscription and password on the gate created by Celebrimbor, the leader of the Elves of Noldor, hence is in elvish. Celebrimbor also ...
Frodo saw the effect the ring had on Boromir (Sean Bean), and knew that eventually it would corrupt the rest of the Fellowship. No one is immune to the ring. Even, Gandalf and Galadriel refused to touch it. Frodo as a hobbit, is a bit resistant to the ring, but not completely impervious to it's influence. This is something that Lady Galadriel had foretold ...
Aragorn didn't shatter the blade. When Lurtz threw the blade at him Aragorn used his own sword to deflect it. I'll see if I can get a screencap and put it up. Okay, after several tries I cannot get a decent screen cap that clearly shows the blade. It just looks like a flashing blur.
Gandalf is both meddeling and hands-off, this is part of what makes him an interesting character. For instance, for as powerful as he is, don't you think he could have devised a better way to get to Mt. Doom rather than just walking/horse back? Sure, but the journey wasn't up for him to decide, it was for the rest of Middle Earth. The Balrog, if you look ...
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