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Can we talk about how uncomfortable the Fellowship's greeting in Caras Galadhon actually is?

erynion
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Apr 22 2013, 7:22pm


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(warning: this is not meant to be a serious literary debate lol I'm half-joking. But let's have a look at it anyway, shall we? ^^)

Having only just got over that whole blindfolding business with Legolas and Gimli, the Fellowship isn’t even greeted by Galadriel, who leaves such dull formalities to Celeborn. He, however, just goes ahead and tells Aragorn he looks old (XD!) which could even be read as a passive-aggressive stab at a mortal man intending to marry Celeborn’s granddaughter. He goes on and doesn’t even seem to remember Legolas’ name, instead addressing him with “son of Thranduil” when even the unwelcome Dwarf gets a “Gimli son of Glóin” out of him. (Passive-aggressiveness also continues with a hint that Mirkwood Elves don’t visit Lothlórien enough.) Furthermore, upon hearing of Gandalf’s apparent death, the first thing Celeborn does is have a go at poor Haldír for not telling him - in Elvish no less, embarrassing him in front of many Elves present, when he had no way of knowing this news. Next Celeborn basically insults the Fellowship and most importantly Gimli, saying he wouldn’t have allowed them in if he’d known about Moria - and to top it all off, Galadriel then openly argues with him about this outburst!
HOW awkward?!
Let anyone call Elves purely wise, mellow and flawless again Laugh

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Can we talk about how uncomfortable the Fellowship's greeting in Caras Galadhon actually is? erynion Send a private message to erynion Apr 22 2013, 7:22pm
    Not only that, but CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Apr 22 2013, 8:54pm
    We all know Erúmer Send a private message to Erúmer Apr 22 2013, 9:09pm
        Give him some of Thorin's shampoo/conditioner!// Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Apr 23 2013, 2:31am
            Thorin's secret ingredient erynion Send a private message to erynion Apr 23 2013, 5:07am
    One bit I did like from Lorien Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Apr 23 2013, 7:19am
        i also like that aspect Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 23 2013, 12:21pm
            This makes me remember something I was talking to someone about at HobbitCon... erynion Send a private message to erynion Apr 23 2013, 4:01pm
    This is what happens Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Apr 23 2013, 6:17pm
        lol!!!!! // Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 23 2013, 9:20pm
    I must say I never found anything ill-mannered about that passage. dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Apr 24 2013, 10:32am
        Actually it does mention that getting up for their guests is a custom of the Elves.. erynion Send a private message to erynion Apr 24 2013, 11:17am
            *chuckles* CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Apr 24 2013, 5:00pm
                quite.. erynion Send a private message to erynion Apr 24 2013, 8:41pm

 
 
 

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