Post by Stormrider on Jan 25, 2009 11:01:48 GMT -6
From: Algamesh_of_Arnor (Original Message) Sent: 3/21/2003 2:01 AM
In Chapter 9, Book IV, we come across a passage that compares associated odors:
He did not speak it's name: Torech Ungol, Shelob's Lair. Out of it came a stench, not the sickly odor of decay in the meads of Morgul, but a foul reek, as if filth unnameable were piled and hoarded in the dark within.
I'm sure this is but one of several instances where Tolkien has used this sensory description. So how do we intepret these differing odors that seem associated to particular evils? How do these odors enhance our visualization of different evils?
"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!"