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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Houses Of Healing

(Updated on 2/2/16) It is the aftermath of the battle, with Tolkien immediately moving to create a sense of devastation, with imagery of destruction, jetsam of battle, death all around. “Tears”, “weariness”, “wreck”, “fire”, “ruin” and “stench” are the kind … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Ride Of The Rohirrim

(Updated on 20/01/16) This is one of the shorter chapters, the shortest bar “The Departure of Boromir”. One might wonder why, like “Journey to the Cross-Roads”, this slice of the tale deserved its own chapter heading, rather than simply being … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Siege Of Gondor

(Updated on 19/01/16) We open on the apartment of the not so dynamic duo of Pippin and Gandalf, fresh from the depressingly bleak ending of “Minis Tirith“. Things are looking dark, in both senses, “…for only a dim twilight came … Continue reading

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