Post by Stormrider on Jan 20, 2009 18:33:23 GMT -6
From: Ruscosenda Sent: 6/24/2003 1:04 PM To me, this is the saddest part of the book. Gandalf and the Elves are leaving Middle Earth, never to return. This is the end of an age that shall never be equalled. Frodo and Sam's farewell broke my heart. After having been through so much together, to say good-bye must have been very difficult for both Frodo. However, since my favorite character is Sam, I felt a deeper sense of his loss.
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From: Illadria Sent: 6/24/2003 1:42 PM I think it is most certainly a combination of all these feelings, and more.
For Elrond he was leaving behind all of his children. One of whom he knew would not ever be following him into the west! He knew he would never even be able to see his grandchildren. But he would soon be reunited with Celebrían and Elwing!
I think the passage was the most bittersweet for Elrond.
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From: Merlin the mad Sent: 6/24/2003 9:38 PM I thind David Arkenstone's musical rendition of this scene expresses the mood well. If you can, get a listen of it somehow. I consider the whole Middle-earth CD of his one of my favorites.
"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!"