LotR Reread: “So we come to it in the end…”

Chapter III: The Muster of Rohan We return to Rohan and Merry's perspective. He is riding with King Theoden through the mountains toward Dunharrow, where the Rohirrim is gathering before they ride on to Gondor. There is a spectacular description of the landscape with its craggy mountains, dark forests, and waterfalls. It's more than a … Continue reading LotR Reread: “So we come to it in the end…”

LotR Reread: Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

Chapter V: The Window on the West As the chapter opens, Sam wakes up from an accidental nap and finds Faramir questioning Frodo about their presence in Ithilien and what his business was with Boromir. Both are cagey in their responses; Frodo because he can't reveal the nature of the Quest, and Faramir because he … Continue reading LotR Reread: Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls