The Two Towers - Book III

August 21 - November 5, 2000

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The Departure of Boromir

by Beren11:11, August 21-27, 2000

the question of Aragorn's "fault."

what about Boromir's "fault?"

Who the hell forgives these people anyway?

With all of this blaming going on, what about "fate?"

The Funeral Boat

The Funeral and Ritual

The Funeral Song

Cosmology: "Rauros roared on unchanging."

Aragorn keeps Boromir's secret

"Forth the Three Hunters!"

Aragorn's choice (mini-plot-spoiler)

summing up!

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Eledhwen, Feb. 2003 (cancelled)

See the 3rd Discussion by Arevanye, July 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Finding Frodo, April 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, January 2011

See the 6th Discussion by MirielCelebdil, September 2015

 

The Riders of Rohan

by Annael, August 28-September 3, 2000

You and whose army?

The Three Hunters.

The leaf of Lorien.

Saruman's power 

What Legolas knows

Setting the scene. 

The Riders appear

Gimli and Legolas confront Eomer

Aragorn revealed

Enter Eomer

A Tale of Two Wizards

Fangorn holds some secret of its own

Summing up

 

See the 2nd Discussion by NZ Strider, March 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Kimi, July 2005

See the 4th Discussion by N. E. Brigand, April 2008

See the 5th Discussion by squire, January 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Brethil, September 2015

 

The Uruk-hai

by Blue Wizard, September 4-10, 2000

#1 "I don't suppose you have much notion of where we are"

#2 "You seem to know a lot"

#3  Three Merry Bands

#4 "Uglúk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman-glob búbhosh skai "

#5 "All the pay and praise in Lugburz"

#6 "His treatment worked swiftly"

Summing Up

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Kiskadee, March 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Morwen, August 2005

See the 4th Discussion by One Ringer, April 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, January 2011

See the 6th Discussion by cats16, Sept-Oct 2015

 

Treebeard

by Trufflehunter, September 11-17, 2000

Treebeard

How do you picture an Ent?

Tolkien's powers of description

I'll take your Entwife if you take my Bombadil

Land of Narnia in turmoil - Head Badger frantic

"magical" food

summary <Patty>

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Entmaiden, March 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Auxerre, August 2005

See the 4th Discussion by visualweasel, April-May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by N.E. Brigand, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Mikah, October 2015

 

The White Rider

by Kyriel, September 18-24, 2000

The ghost of Saruman?

This is not a question of faith!

more on Christ figures

exhuming an ancient debate

Gandalf BEFORE the fall

My last question about Gandalf, and it's a fun one

Gimli and Galadriel

Legolas' "death"

Summary

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Watson, March 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by hatster, August 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Kethry, May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by dormouse, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Entwife Wandlimb, October 2015

 

The King of the Golden Hall

by Ophelia, et. al., September 25-October 1, 2000

First view of Rohan

Beowulf?

Change in Gandalf

Enter Eowyn

She stood still

Ophelia <Elemmírë>

Who does Aragorn think he is? <Gorel>

Summary (and apology)

Is a charm set on Anduril? <Kimi>

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Morwen, March-April 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Modtheow, August 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Elizabeth, May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by squire, October 2015

 

Helm's Deep

by glaze, October 2-8, 2000

almost cinematic <Gorel>

Starting some discussions, and a response to Ron Austin.

Gimli and Legolas

Helms Deep Battle and layout.

Doubt

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Atlas, April 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Arquen, Aug.-Sept. 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Atahuaa, May 2008

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by arithmancer, Oct-Nov 2015

 

The Road to Isengard

by Idril Celebrindal, October 9-15, 2000

"The Road to Isengard"

Deus ex machina

The quality of mercy

What's going on?

Orc-slaying competition, revisited

The Glittering Caves

Legolas and Gimli's bargain

Nature vs. the machine

Ents victorious

Why Isengard?

Ferthu Theoden hal!

Theoden and Eomer

Battle of the Fords of the Isen

Theodred's mound

Holbytlan

Ents revisited

What do you like best in this chapter?

Summary

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Inferno, April 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Aerlinn, September 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Milady, May-June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, February 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Darkstone, November 2015

 

Flotsam and Jetsam

by glaze, October 16-22, 2000

intro

style of writing

Saruman

Trying to have insights...

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Altaira, April 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Penthe, September 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Canto, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Pryderi, March 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Enanito, November 2015

 

The Voice of Saruman

by Annael, October 23-29, 2000

"Dangerous, and probably useless,"

"Saruman could look like me in your eyes, if it suited his purpose."

Comparing the Maiar.

"We shall have peace."

"A heavy shining thing came hurtling down from above."

"Hoom! A dwarf and an axe-bearer!"

"The Watchwood we will call it."

Summing up.

 

See the 2nd Discussion by lumpkin, April-May 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by erather, September 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Isis, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by weaver, March 2011

See the 6th Discussion by jochenkeen, November 2015

 

The Palantir

by Malbeth, October 30-November 5, 2000

"I did not at once guess the nature of the Stone"

Compare and Contrast

Just Curious?

"Now my hour draws near"

Temptation

Glimpses of the Past 

Summing Up

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Eledwhen, May 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Chip of Dale, Sept.-Oct. 2005

See the 4th Discussion by drogo, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by sador, March 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Elizabeth, November 2015

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