© Cor Blok
This thread is designed to catch the posts for all three books of LoTR. Whether it be philosophy, character development or observations, please feel free to start the conversations here.
© Cor Blok
'That is a fair lord and great captain of men,' said Legolas. 'If Gondor has such men still in these days of fading, great must have been its glory in the days of its rising.'
'And doubless that good stone-work is the older and was wrought in the first building.' said Gimli (he is referring to Minas Tirith). It is ever so with the things that Men begin: there is a frost in Spring, or a blight in Summer, and they fail of their promise.'
'Yet seldom do they fail of their seed,' said Legolas. 'And that will lie in the dust and rot to spring up again in times and places unlooked-for. The deeds of Men will outlast us, Gimli.'
'And yet come to naught in the end but might-have beens, I guess,' said Gimli. 'To that the Elves know not the answer,' said Legolas.
librislove wrote:Perhaps numbers alone make Men the inevitable Inheritors of the Earth. And they have a vested interest in life in Middle Earth, since unlike Elves, they have no other place they can go.
It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden, and those who have not swords can still die upon them. Would you have the folk of Gondor gather you herbs only, when the Dark Lord gathers armies? And it is not always good to be healed in body. Nor is it always evil to die in battle, even in bitter pain. Were I permitted, in this dark hour I would choose the latter.
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