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dernwyn
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Nov 25 2012, 3:14am


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And it is interesting how Gimli is shocked by Balin's death, but skips over learning of the fate which took his uncle.


Oh my, you're right, we aren't shown any particular reaction by Gimli when he learns of the horrid death of his own kin! An oversight on Tolkien's part, perhaps?


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Bard began his speech to Thorin by proclaiming his joy that the dwarf was still alive. Was he sincere?


What an intriguing question! Bard had previously expressed belief that Thorin and company were all dead, due to the dragon - and they very nearly were. Now, considering that Bard found them not only alive, but also entrenched in the Mountain as if expecting attack, his "glad you're alive" statement may have been meant more as a show of friendship than as a sign of relief.

Although I do not doubt that if he had found them not expecting conflict, he would have given them a merry "Glad you're alive!" - quickly followed by "Now let's talk...".


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"





Subject User Time
The Last Stage, part II - "And back again" sador Send a private message to sador Nov 13 2012, 4:02pm
    A few answers FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 15 2012, 10:53am
        Replying to your answers sador Send a private message to sador Nov 15 2012, 4:21pm
            Replying to your reply and some more answers... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 18 2012, 5:35pm
                I was hoping to avoid referencing BotR this week! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 19 2012, 9:41am
                    I wish I had more time! telain Send a private message to telain Nov 19 2012, 4:09pm
                        So so I! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 21 2012, 10:04am
                            Ah, solicitors. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 25 2012, 2:56am
    Counting the silver CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 19 2012, 11:29pm
        Nobody rose to the bait... sador Send a private message to sador Nov 21 2012, 10:39am
            *raises eyebrows high* dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 25 2012, 3:14am
                Well, yes sador Send a private message to sador Nov 25 2012, 9:08am
                    Heirs apparent dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 27 2012, 2:26am

 
 
 

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