Apr 9 2009, 6:09pm
There's only one tower that I know if in Mirkwood, and no other towers in spooky forests elsewhere in Middle Earth. From a dreamworker's point of view, that's a sinister development, that our hobbit should find himself elevated in the Necromancer's tower! Yet he isn't on the side of what sniffs for him. At the last minute the sound of the wind in the trees shifts to the sound of the sea, he finds himself free of the sinister woods and with his feet back firmly on the ground, facing another tower that looks out in hope to the west. He wants to climb that tower, but a storm intervenes...
It's a curious thing to study the dream of a fictional character, but when a writer truly taps into something profound inside himself and beyond himself, it works.
As Frodo's dream? It seems to me that it warns that the journey ahead of him would tempt him to a sinister elevation, to in effect become a new Dark Lord--though he would not find safety in such a position. But listening to the call of the sea can ultimately save him, turning his focus back to the West. He will have to get his feet back on the ground again in order to seek a different, better elevation. But he must survive a storm first...
Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!
(This post was edited by Dreamdeer on Apr 9 2009, 6:10pm)