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Another another question about dialogue

Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Jun 22, 11:01pm

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Or perhaps more of a comment. But again in Minas Tirith before the siege,Pippin is sitting with Beregond his new friend and says that 'waiting hungry on others while they eat,' is a sore trial for a Hobbit. But then he seems to moderate himself and say that 'No doubt you will think I should feel the honour more deeply,' Now, I have often wondered if Beregond gives him a little look here to say that it's about time Pippin got more serious about things!


noWizardme
Valinor


Jun 27, 5:54pm

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I can certainly imagine it that way [In reply to] Can't Post

On the other hand it also works for me to imagine Pippin anticipating the little look, or just realising how out of place his comment might sound.

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newrow
The Shire

Aug 7, 11:07pm

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I have not think of anything from that comment by Pippin. Now I think it is Tolkien's own experience in the trenches of France.


sador
Half-elven


Aug 8, 2:20am

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He might have remembered [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf telling him that morning: "remember you have brought this upon yourself" (quoting from memory; probably wrong)

 
 

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