(waiting for the movie is no excuse here - these two scenes could be right out of my own head for fourty years...). These moments of irrevocable decision - though I don't always stop to think about them that way, since they both seem so completely natural to me.
I will admit, I think of the passing of the Argonath in terms of Aragorn and Boromir. Tonight I suddenly thought about it in terms of Frodo - slightly intensified in the movie, when Aragorn encourages Frodo in particular to look up and see that they are passing a boundary (and that nothing will ever be the same again). These two places represent the real power of Frodo for me (I am so not a Frodo girl. but I am always trying to understand more about everything) These are two places, where I see Frodo make his own decision, to be responsible, to understand that things can only be put right if he is *willing* to go forward alone... hmm.