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* * The Clouds Burst * * 2: Dread has come upon you all

dormouse
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Oct 30 2012, 8:11am


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Quick questions again today - sorry about this, but I'm hoping quick is better than none....

Picking up the thought from yesterday about 'the bewilderment of the treasure', which Tolkien tells us is affecting Thorin, how far do you think the leaders below the mountain are being affected by it? Is Dain? Or Bard? The Elvenking I think isn't, for all that we've been told treasure is his weakness. I've always loved him for 'Long will I tarry, ere I begin this war for gold.' But maybe you disagree - feel free to!

Second thought: I love the drama of the way this chapter opens. There's a sense of urgency that builds as we read - achieved at least in part, I think, by the references to trumpets, running and hurrying. It feels as if the thing is building to open warfare between dwarf, man and elf, then suddenly the whole thing turns on that tremendous climax, with Gandalf coming in between the opposing armies like the herald of Mandos. It's brilliant stuff, I think - anyone agree? any other thoughts on this?

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* * The Clouds Burst * * 2: Dread has come upon you all dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 30 2012, 8:11am
    Thranduil is Bipolar elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 30 2012, 7:19pm
        Oh, I don't know.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 31 2012, 7:47am
            I was being overly general elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 31 2012, 5:15pm
    Less-than-quick Answers sador Send a private message to sador Oct 31 2012, 9:32am
    Darn movie close-ups justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Nov 1 2012, 8:22pm
        That's a good point.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 3 2012, 8:51am
            Wow justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Nov 5 2012, 9:03pm

 
 
 

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