Why did Saruman the White turn evil?

Why did Saruman the White turn evil?

Paul Kocher identifies Saruman’s use of a palantír, a seeing-stone, as the immediate cause of his downfall, but also suggests that through his study of “the arts of the enemy”, Saruman was drawn into imitation of Sauron.

Why is Gandalf forbidden to use his power against Sauron?

They were forbidden to try to defeat Sauron by matching their power against his directly; they were not to set themselves up as his direct counterparts and engage him directly as the celestial beings that they were. They were forbidden to reveal themselves as the beings of great power and majesty that they were.

Are Gandalf and Galadriel in love?

However, do Gandalf and Galadriel have a romance in the Tolkien books? Sorry, guys, but the answer there is no. In Battle of the Fire Armies, Galadriel and Gandalf pick up their subtle relationship right where it left off in An Unexpected Journey. Gandalf and Galadriel never get together in the books.

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How did Saruman become the white?

Saruman was the White Wizard because he was a great generalist, knowing something of everything, especially the lore of the Enemy (Sauron). Saruman himself explained to Gandalf in FOTR that he was “white” because he was also “Saruman of Many Colors.”

Why did Gandalf never use magic?

Gandalf is constrained in using magic, because he has a mortal body and also because he is not allowed to use force on the inhabitants of Middle-Earth.

Why is Gandalf called mithrandir?

Mithrandir is his Sindarin (Grey Elven) name. It means Grey/Silver Wanderer. The elves call him Mithrandir amongst themselves and the patricians of Minas Tirith call him that because they also speak Sindarin.

Who is Gandalf’s girlfriend?

While the relationship between Gandalf and Galadriel is expanded in the books (as are most things), the one thing the books and films have in common is that that relationship is always 100 percent platonic.

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Why was Saruman’s death scene cut?

Jackson’s reasons for cutting Saruman’s demise were twofold; firstly, to pare down a film that was already testing the limits of how long a person can comfortably sit on a theater seat, and secondly because of the narrative flow.