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I've got one! - "Interlacing the War of the Ring"

noWizardme
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Feb 5, 11:10am


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At the end of The Fellowship of The Ring, the Fellowship breaks into groups - Frodo and Sam heading to Mordor; Pippin and Merry captured by orcs; and Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli pursuing them. They are not all re-united until after the destruction of the Ring (and a re-union of everyone except Frodo and Sam promptly leads to them separating in new groups). The narrative follows first one of these groups and then another, giving a structure known as “interlace”. This structure allows Tolkien to exploit several effects from the order in which the reader is told things, and the extent to which we readers know things that the characters do not.

It's a subtly- handled effect, with the result that I felt that the only way I could study it was to make a synopsis of these chapters and look at what the consequences are of having put them in this particular order.

So what I'd like to offer is that synopsis and commentary - I do not pretend that I will have identified all the effects Tolkien generates in this way: but then, that's what the discussion thread is for Smile

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"

Subject User Time
TORn Amateur Symposium - April 2014. Call For Submissions Thread. TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Feb 5, 12:17am
    Interest in submission StevenUmbrello Send a private message to StevenUmbrello Feb 5, 4:22am
        Sounds interesting TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Feb 5, 7:44am
        Sounds good! Bow&Helm Send a private message to Bow&Helm Feb 5, 2:05pm
    TORn Amateur Symposium Greater Smials Send a private message to Greater Smials Feb 5, 4:51am
        Ooh! Another one which should get the discussion going TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Feb 5, 7:46am
        this one I am very excited to read rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Feb 5, 6:20pm
    Great to see new people signing up. Welcome! // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 5, 4:55am
    I've got one! - "Interlacing the War of the Ring" noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 5, 11:10am
        That will be quite an opus--looking forward to it! // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 5, 6:40pm
            I think all of Furincurinir's writing are opus...es Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5, 6:57pm
                Hmmm. Someone appears to have driven too close CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 5, 7:12pm
                    Yes. True, maybe. Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5, 9:53pm
                No no, O'Pus is Queen Beruthiel's Irish cat... // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 6, 4:09pm
                    ROFL!! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Feb 6, 5:40pm
                    That one sounds like quite a brute! // cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 6, 7:13pm
                "Help me Opi-Wan Kopussy, you're our only hope!" // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 6, 4:29pm
                    The bearded old wizard who has to lead/save the quest? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 6, 10:09pm
                        Mmmm. Opium den much? // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 7, 3:55am
                            Blame Vancouver CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 7, 4:05am
                                Can they all be RA clones? Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 7, 4:18am
                                    If that's the case Kim Send a private message to Kim Feb 7, 5:12am
                                        Its gonna get crowded. (*sigh*) // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 7, 5:56pm
                    Spinoff into Russian literature? Bond flicks? Adult films? Maybe all 3... // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 7, 4:01am
    Applicability of Tolkien Essay Bow&Helm Send a private message to Bow&Helm Feb 5, 2:28pm
        Dreaded Real Life Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5, 5:04pm
    Looks like fun! rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Feb 5, 5:13pm
        Always glad to have you around Ranger! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5, 5:28pm
    Fantastic! Lots of interesting stuff lined up already! demnation Send a private message to demnation Feb 5, 6:33pm
        Well - we'd love to hear from you either way! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5, 6:55pm
    Symposium Andarin Send a private message to Andarin Feb 6, 9:40pm
        Welcome Andarin! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 6, 9:44pm
    Interesting LordGawain Send a private message to LordGawain Feb 9, 4:27pm
    I was thinking of one Lightfoot Send a private message to Lightfoot Feb 9, 7:37pm
        Let us know of your progress Lightfoot Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 11, 3:16am
    Call for Submissions Ethelwynn Send a private message to Ethelwynn Feb 9, 11:08pm
        The neat thing is CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 9, 11:55pm
        Sounds very interesting! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 10, 1:07am
        Greetings Ethelwynn! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 10, 1:30am
            Glad I haven't scared you yet Ethelwynn Send a private message to Ethelwynn Feb 10, 1:13pm
                Specialized insights and knowledge Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 11, 3:20am
    Interest in Submission EJDagrosa1 Send a private message to EJDagrosa1 Feb 10, 3:55pm
        Great, look forward to reading it// elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Feb 10, 10:55pm
    Intrest in Submitting ajgetway Send a private message to ajgetway Feb 16, 2:31am
        Welcome to TORn, ajgetway! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 16, 2:39am
    Interest in submission Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Feb 18, 2:36am
        Intriguing idea Harold! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 18, 3:03am
        I should probably clarify Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Feb 18, 11:54pm
    Very interested to submit RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Feb 19, 6:03pm
        Sounds interesting... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Feb 19, 9:59pm
    Interest in Submission chrislarimore45 Send a private message to chrislarimore45 Feb 27, 4:03pm
        This sounds very interesting... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Feb 27, 4:46pm
            Shortish and Clearer than this makes out! chrislarimore45 Send a private message to chrislarimore45 Feb 27, 10:51pm
                Sounds absolutely fine... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Feb 27, 11:06pm
    Getting started -- Yipes!! Ethelwynn Send a private message to Ethelwynn Mar 6, 3:29pm
        A tall bracing tea! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 6, 4:03pm
    It's ready! RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Mar 8, 8:20pm
        Wonderful RangerLady! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 8, 9:30pm

 
 
 

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