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570 pages, Paperback
First published October 20, 1955
I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.”
“But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.”
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
“So we come to it in the end, the great battle of our time, in which many things shall pass away. But at least there is no longer need for hiding. The board is set, and the pieces are moving. And now all realms shall be put to the test, to stand, or fall – under the Shadow.”People: *looking at the 3 star rating causes wincing and face spasms* What fuckery is this? You rated Tolkien 3 damn stars?
‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.I think she is one of the best damn character of the lot! She is strong, willful and brave! I liked how her character was shaped up.
‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’
“‘Do you wish then, that our places had been exchanged?’ said FaramirI said this in my last review as well, Faramir’s character is great! A strong and valiant man, marred by the tall and glorious shadow of his brother, still trying to prove his worth to the only man who denies to see it, his father! He is by far the best character, especially when it comes to dialogues!
‘Yes, I wish that indeed,’ said Denethor.
‘Since you are robbed of Boromir, I will go and do what I can in his stead – if you command it.’
‘I do so,’ said Denethor.
‘Then farewell!’ ‘But if I should return, think better of me!’ said Faramir.
‘That depends on the manner of your return,’ said Denethor.”
“I want to hear more about Sam. Why didn’t they put in more of his talk? And Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam, would he?”Ah! How could Sam not make the cut? After all he is the major driving force of this series. I love his dialogues and his dedication to his friend, Frodo!
“It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them. I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil. But I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam”