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InTheChair
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Jan 1, 9:38pm

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Could be considered an inconsistency if you like. [In reply to] Can't Post

Might be worth to consider that the Book is (though I forget where) presented as the story told mainly by Frodo and the Hobbits I think. And then copied in Gondor or something like that. Perhaps to the Hobbits feeling miserable in the cold, it might have looked, comparatively like Legolas was not bothered? Although Hobbits also are said to be very resilient, and there is mentions of the great winter and the white wolves I think.

Anyway, my advice would probably be to not put too much literal interpretation into that line about Legolas.

Legolas seemingly never needing to sleep, or his ability to sleep with his eyes open, might be more difficult. If this mention takes place during the chase of the Isengard orcs, (does it?), then it probably must have been written or related, by Aragorn or Gimli.


(This post was edited by InTheChair on Jan 1, 9:41pm)


Omnigeek
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Jan 2, 6:19pm

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It never really struck me as an inconsistency [In reply to] Can't Post

The passage doesn't say he didn't feel the cold. It said the cold and snow bothered him very little.
You can often be so focused on something that you ignore outside annoyances. The Company's straits were so dire that I always figured Legolas was focused on running over the snow and scouting out a passage they could use. Add in the cold weather clothing provided by Elrond (which I honestly had forgotten about) and I don't find it surprising that he wasn't bothered much by the weather.

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