posted on May, 17 2011 @ 12:52 PM
by returning his shoes you are granting him freedom, maybe in a past life he swore fealty to you and by giving him a gift of clothing, you are
granting him freedom..
read this article on Masonic gestures regarding shoes..
im not a mason, but their ways are often based in the old ways..
"it is evident that the plucking off of the shoe, as a pledge of honor and fair dealing"
so by giving him shoes, you are being honourable and fair in your dealings with him.
the harry potter scence where dobby is freed by returning a sock to him is also very similar, and based on older tradtions. of giving clothing as a
sign of freedom from service.