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...st for the time being. Throughout the course of history, including literature, individuals in high statutes often display through their power that the ends justify the means, regardless of whom within the realm of need protection gets hurt. Gandalf acknowledges that this temptation for power exists, and instead chooses the higher road through it all. Gandalf demonstrates the power of a refusal and the power of a second chance, as he himself even is given second chance at life to fulfill his duty to destroy Sauron. The true power it seems is not the actual superior power bestowed upon an individual, but the knowledge and self control within to appreciate the power without letting it take complete control. By displaying such a control of the power within, Gandalf becomes a guide for how to also deny temptations and follow the moral course to fulfill the appointed task.
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