Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The two towers by J.R.R Tolkien Chapter 1 - 7

Although I planned to spread the reading of this section out over the month, I started reading and actually couldn't stop, so it is a couple of weeks since I read this now. I haven't had a chance to do the review since then. As I said in my last reviews, I just love the way Tolkien builds his world up, his descriptive powers are so amazing that you actually feel like you are there. The scenery is also just so majestic and awe-inspiring.
At the start of the section we find Boromir mortally wounded by Orcs, Pippin and Merry abducted by Orcs and Frodo and Sam missing. After sending Boromir down the river in his boat, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli go off searching for Pippin and Merry. These two brave little hobbits actually manage to escape from the orcs when they are attacked by the Riders of Rohan. They run off into Fangorn forest where they come across Treabeard the Ent, who eventually persuades the rest of the Ents to oppose Saruman.
Meanwhile Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli come across the battle scene and find footprints leading into Fangorn. In Fangorn they meet up with Gandalf, and eventually go to Rohan. Here they rouse King Theoden from his lethargy and they all go off to fight the forces of Saruman.
Favourite parts in this section:
  • funeral of Boromir
  • the ents and the whole Fangorn scene
  • Aragorn meeting the riders of Rohan
  • the name Grima Wormtongue (King Theodrens advisor who is actually a servant of Saruman)
  • the battle between Sarumans forces and Rohan
I really cant wait to start the next section!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I haven't (re)read LOR since the movies came out, but your mention of the Ents has planted the seed for another visit soon.