Archive for March, 2015

March 19, 2015

I understand poor Denethor a little better

Well, well, now at any rate I understand poor Denethor a little better.

Pippin in Tolkien’s Return of the King (reflecting to himself as he faces death and finds that he to is bitter at the prospect of dying apart from Merry).

March 17, 2015

like a small star down on the dusky fields

At that moment he caught a flash of white and silver coming from the North, like a small star down on the dusky fields.

This description of Gandalf’s arrival on the battle field of Pelennor (from Tolkien’s Return of the King) seems to hint at Gandalf’s true identity and very subtly parallel this passage from Lewis.

March 17, 2015

wise and learned in the scrolls of lore and song

He is bold, more bold than many deem; for in these days men are slow to believe a captain can be wise and learned in the scrolls of lore and song, as he is, and yet a man of hardihood and swift judgement in the field.

Beregond on Faramir from Tolkien’s Return of the King.

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