Bp – Théoden son of Thengel – TKN

Rc – Tolkien – LotR – – Merry – I have been hindered by many other questions

Por |noviembre 22nd, 2019|

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‘It is past noon,’ said Gandalf,

‘and we at any rate have not eaten

since early morning.

Yet I wish to see Treebeard

as soon as may be.

Did he leave me no message,

or has plate and bottle driven it

from your mind?’ […]

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Rc – Tolkien – LotR – Théoden receives the service of Merry – Oath

Por |agosto 23rd, 2016|

Soon they… went to the midday meal in the hall of the Burg.

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The king was already there, and as soon as they entered he called for Merry and had a seat set for him at his side. ‘It is not as I would have it,’ said Théoden; ‘for this […]

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Rc – Tolkien – LotR – Oft evil will shall evil mar

Por |agosto 20th, 2016|

Oft evil will shall evil mar.

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Rc – Tolkien – LotR – … somewhat lessened of late

Por |junio 18th, 2016|

‘The courtesy of your hall is

somewhat lessened of late,

Théoden son of Thengel,’

said Gandalf.

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Rc – Tolkien – LotR – Peace, none the worse for being politic

Por |marzo 29th, 2016|

‘If we speak of poisoned tongues what shall we say of yours, young serpent?’ said Saruman, and the flash of his anger was now plain to see. ‘But come, Éomer, Éomund’s son!’ he went on in his soft voice again. To every man his part. Valour in arms is yours, and you win […]

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Jonathan – «Then He Showed His True Nobility» – Why Jackson Doesn’t Get It

Por |enero 4th, 2016|

After spending the wee hours in a darkened theatre,
dragging myself to work, and working up a good lather,
I think I have pinpointed the flaw in Peter Jackson’s TTT.
Nearly all of the nobility of Tolkien’s characters
has been sucked out of Jackson’s postmodern «reimagining.»
Other than Sam, Tolkien’s Faramir is the most admirable character […]

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Rc – Tolkien – LotR – Were you ten times as wise

Por |diciembre 19th, 2015|

Théoden to Saruman

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Even if your war on me was just

– as it was not, for were you

ten times as wise

you would have no right

to rule me and mine

for your own profit

as you desired –

even so, […]

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Rc – Tolkien – Merry – Théoden was so polite

Por |agosto 28th, 2015|

‘Well,’

answered Merry slowly.

‘He is dead.

It has brought it all

back to me. […]

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