The Return of the King - Book VI

September 5, 2016 - November 2, 2016

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The Tower of Cirith Ungol

by squire, September 5-9, 2016

1. Sam understood, almost with a shock, that this stronghold had been built not to keep enemies out of Mordor, but to keep them in. [9/5]

2. ‘Well, come on somebody!’ he cried. ‘Tell Captain Shagrat that the great Elf-warrior has called, with his elf-sword too!’ [9/6]

3. “I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell." [9/7]

4. “I must carry the burden to the end. It can’t be altered. You can’t come between me and this doom.” [9/8]

5. “The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it’s no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won’t come.” [9/9]

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by jflower, Sept-Oct 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by FarFromHome, March 2006

See the 4th Discussion by dernwyn, November 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, August 2011

 

The Land of Shadow

by InTheChair, September 11-16, 2016

1. "Darkness and lights, Fire and water." [9/11]

2. "Information vegetable, animal and mineral." [9/13]

3. "Snufflers and Slugs, Heckle and Jeckle." [9/14]

4. "I am Sam, I am Sam, Sam I am." [9/16]

See the 1st Discussion by Blue Wizard, April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Altaira, October 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by FindingFrodo, March 2006

See the 4th Discussion by sador, November 2008

See the 5th Discussion by FarFromHome, August 2011

 

Mount Doom

by noWizardme, September 18-23, 2016

1 (the One Post) [9/18]

-- Sam and the final journey [subthread]

-- The destruction of the Ring [subthread]

-- Tolkien's use of "point of view" is interesting in this chapter, don't you think? [subthread]

-- "Gollum is Frodo's shadow; and it is the shadow, not the hero, who achieves the quest. " Ursula K LeGuin [subthread]

-- Frodo and Sam at the ‘end of all things’ [subthread]

See the 1st Discussion by Kyriel, April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by hatster, October 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by nefisa3, March 2006

See the 4th Discussion by Eledhenel, November 2008

See the 5th Discussion by squire, August-September 2011

 

The Field of Cormallen

by noWizardme, September 27, 2016

The Field of Cormallen [9/27]

See the 1st Discussion by Frodo Gardner, April-May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Entmaiden, October 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Altaira, March-Altaira 2006

See the 4th Discussion by a.s., November-December 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, September 2011

 

The Steward and the King

by Elizabeth, October 3-7, 2016

1. Introduction [10/3]

2. The Steward and the Shieldmaiden [10/4]

3. A Fine Romance [10/5]

4. Elessar, King [10/6]

5. Being the King [10/7]

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Eledhwen, Oct-Nov 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Curious, April 2006

See the 4th Discussion by ElanorTX, December 2008

See the 5th Discussion by dormouse, September 2011

 

Many Partings

by Mironiel, October 10, 2016

Many Partings [10/10]

See the 1st Discussion by Patty, May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Kimi, November 2003

See the 3rd Discussion as a Free For All, April 2006

See the 4th Discussion by batik, December 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Ardamírë, September 2011

 

Homeward Bound

by Ingwion, October 16, 2016

Homeward Bound [10/16]

See the 1st Discussion by Aiya, May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Morwen, November 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by an seileachan & N.E. Brigand, April 2006

See the 4th Discussion by weaver, January 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, September 2011

 

The Scouring of the Shire

by enanito, October 23-27, 2016

1) Prelude to the battle [10/23]

2) Battle of Bywater [10/25]

3) Sharky [10/27]

See the 1st Discussion by septembrist, May-June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by drogo_drogo, November 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by CAHobbit, April 2006

See the 4th Discussion by Laerasëa, January 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Elizabeth, October 2011

 

The Grey Havens

by Maciliel, November 2, 2016

last chapter: journey to the grey havens [11/2]

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by CAhobbit, November 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by eowyn rohan, May 2006

See the 4th Discussion by Kelvarhin, January 2009

See the 5th Discussion by BallyWhooo, October 2011

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