Sunday, 12 January 2014

rereading lord of the rings: notes 5

The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One: The Ring Sets Out.

Chapter 9: At the Sign of The Prancing Pony
Bree, a crossroads town, a place of travellers and different peoples living and passing through; change after Shire.

Question of why some things are not known or forgotten. Simply parochialism? News seems to spread efficiently, though, and we're not very far from the Shire. Rangers nebulous, both individually and collectively.

Chapter 10: Strider
As earth is to Dr Who, so the Shire seems to be to Gandalf - a place of special interest and protection.

The journey is becoming more purposeful, now that they are joined by one who fully appreciates/understands the magnitude of what's going on.