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Continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin alone that is save for a myserious creeping figure that follows wherever they go'Among the greatest wor. The second act of the classic Lord Of The Rings saga is divided into two halves; the second half focussing on Frodo Sam and Gollum and the first half focussing on the rest of the divided fellowshipTo be honest I love this book so much it's virtually impossible for me to write a balanced review If you're also a fan you know exactly what I mean so I'll leave it there D Buddy read with Sunshine Seaspray Re read in 2017 If anything I love it than ever now D

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The Two TowersKs of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century' Sunday Telegraph'A story magnificently told with every kind of colour and movement and greatness' New Statesm. One of my favorite books with extraordinary battles and wonderful writing The two towers are the symbols of religious and political malfeasance both affronted by Bilbo and the Fellowship of the Ring along with their allies in some of the most visual scenes of battle ever written Tolkien switches the storytelling techniue of the uest which served him so well in The Hobbit or There and Back Again and The Fellowship of the Ring Following Boromir's temporary insanity at the end of the previous book the Company is split into three pieces as The Two Towers begins Frodo and Sam are off on the uest alone Pippin and Merry have been captured by the orcs for transport to Mordor and Aragorn Gimli and Legolas are headed to join forces with the armies of Rohan As Aragorn Gimli and Legolas create a campfire near the forest of Fangorn there is another nice view of the nature of trees It may have been the dancing shadows that tricked their eyes but certainly to each of the companions the boughs appeared to be bending this way and that so as to come above the flames while the upper branches were stopping down; the brown leaves now stood out stiff and rubbed together like many cracked hands taking comfort in the warmth There was a silence for suddenly the dark and unknown forest so near at hand made itself felt as a great brooding presence full of secret purpose p 431 note that the page numbers are from the all in one volume of LOTRMeanwhile Pippin and Merry have befriended Treebeard an Ent tree person and have a wonderful time trying to understand each other p 454 in which Treebeard's language is wonderfully what one might imagine a tree to talk like Treebeard is no dummy having known Saruman for some time he perceives that he is up to no good p 462 and is persuaded by the Hobbits to rally the Ents to make battle on his stronghold at Isengard But before this there is another wonderful but very sad ecological message told by Treebeard the disappearance of the Entmaidens and this the coming extinction of all the Ents p 464 I found this to be very sad and also very real This theme seems to me to have been very important to Tolkien because even at the very end of The Return of the King when we see Treebeard one last time he laments the lost Entmaidens and Entwives once again Treebeard 'Of course it is likely enough my friends' he said slowly 'likely enough that we are going to our doom the last march of the EntsStill I would have liked to see the songs come true about the EntwivesBut there my friends songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and in their own way and sometimes they are withered untimely p 475 Aragorn Legolas and Gimli arrive after Isengard has already succumbed to the anger of the Trees and let me just take one minute speaking of the trees to make a short homage to the late Neal Peart and his wonderful lyrics There is unrest in the forestThere is trouble with the treesFor the maples want sunlightAnd the oaks ignore their pleasThe trouble with the maplesAnd they're uite convinced they're rightThey say the oaks are just too loftyAnd they grab up all the lightBut the oaks can't help their feelingsIf they like the way they're madeAnd they wonder why the maplesCan't be happy in their shadeThere is trouble in the forestAnd the creatures all have fledAs the maples scream 'oppression'And the oaks just shake their headsSo the maples formed a unionAnd demanded eual rights'The oaks are just too greedyWe will make them give us light'Now there's no oak oppressionFor they passed a noble lawAnd the trees are all kept eualBy hatchetAxeAnd sawRIP NealMerry and Pippen fill in their companions as to how the battle went The description starting on page 520 is gripping to say the least In the battle of Helm's Deep the moment where Gilmi suddenly beheads two Orcs to save Eomer was epic p 522 Another parenthesis here to talk about the beautiful description of friendship between Gimli and Legolas In Tolkien these two people have mostly been at odds like the Scots and the British or perhaps the Irish and the British and the deep bond that is formed between the Elf and the Dwarf is striking One of the most moving passages to me is when they decide to visit their favorite sites together after the war'And lights Legolas We should make lights such lights as once shone in Khazad Düm; and when we wished we would drive away the night that has lain there since the hills were made; and when we desired rest we would let the night return''You move me Gilmi' said Legolas 'I have never heard you speak like this before Almost you make me regret that I have not seem those caves Come Let us make this bargain if we both return safe out of the perils that await us we will journey a while together You shall visit Fangorn with me and then I will come with you to see Helm's Deep' p 535 Fortunately we do get a glimpse of this journey in The Return of the KingLater Pippen and Merry meet Theoden before the critical discussion with a defeated Saruman and introduce the king to pipe smoking in the most delightful way 'For one thing'said Théoden 'I had not hear that hobbits spouted smoke from their mouths''That is not surprising' answered Merry; 'for it is an art which we have not practiced for than a few generations' p 544 Tobacco was introduced in England in 1565 following its 'discovery' by Columbus in 1492 so this is a homely reference to one of Tolkien's preferred vicesDuring the angry exchange between Gandalf and Sarumon I was curiously surprised to see a word which was all the rage in politics just two years ago'Gibbets and crows' Saruman hissed and they shuddered at the hideous change 'Dotard p 567 Interesting so does that word exist in Korean or did the North Korean leader actually read Tolkien in the original English FascinatingOnce again the protagonists are split up but the story then shifts to the travails of Frodo and Sam on their slow progress towards Mount Doom They are pursued in the shadows by Gollum After a fall that in its somewhat existential nature reminded me of Don uixote falling off the window sill in Cervante's masterpiece they 'capture' Gollum who is to lead them on their journey one which he has naturally made before Gollum describes the awful Dead Marshes which are lifted straight out of Dante with the rotting heads They lie in all the pools pale faces deep deep under the dark water I saw them grim faces and evil and noble faces and sad Many faces proud and fair and weeds in their silver hair But all foul all rotting all dead A fell light is in them' p 614 One imagines that this hellscape comes directly from Tolkien's own wartime experiences on French battlefields in the hell of WWIHowever before entering this apocalyptic landscape they pass through idyllic Anduin Many great trees grew there planted long ago falling into untended age amid a riot of careless descendants; and groves and thickets were of tamarisk and pungent terebinth of olive and bay and there were junipers and myrtles; and thymes that grew in bushes or with their woody creeping stems mantled in deep tapestries the hidden stones; sages of many kinds putting forth blue flowers or red or pale green; and majorams and new sprouting parsleys and many herbs of forms and scents beyond the garden lore of Sam p 636 I love how Tolkien reminds us here that things that we take for granted as domesticated spices like thyme flowers parsley all were originally part of the primeval forest long ago And how if left to its own devices that it inevitably can come backDuring this phase of their voyage Frodo and Sam meet Faramir of the Rohan who will have a large role to play in the last volume Boromir's brother The meeting is rather uncomfortable because they bear memories of Boromir's final treachery although they do not yet know whether he is alive or dead but are relieved that Faramir does not lust after the Ring as his brother did 'But fear no I would not take this thing if it lay by the highway Not were Minas Tirith falling in ruin and I alone could save her so using the weapon of the Dark Lord for her good and my glory No I do not wish for such triumphs Frodo son of Drogo' p 656 Faramir shows himself worthy of future glory and is one of the noble and incorruptible spirits in the trilogyAs they take to the road again they have a beautiful precursor to the victory that they hope will ultimately be theirs and that of Middle Earth The eyes were hollow and the carven beard was broken but about the high stern forehead there was a coronal of silver and gold A trailing plant with flowers like small white stars had bound itself across the brows as if in reverence for the fallen king and in the crevices of his stony yellow stonecrop gleamed 'They cannot conuer for ever' said Frodo And then suddenly the brief glance was gone The Sun dipped and vanished and as if at the shuttering of a lamp black night fell p 687 Once again nature is used as a symbol of regeneration and hope There is a wonderful little soundbyte about storywriting which sounds perfectly suited to a FrodoSam conversation but is a real mise en abime since they are talking about themselves as characters in a story Sam'And that's the way of a real tale Take any one that you're fond of You may know or guess what kind of tale it is happy ending or sad ending but the people in it don't know And you don't want them to' p 696 I thought this was an absolutely wonderful clin d'oeil from our omniscient narrator Frodo continues 'You and I Sam are still stuck in the worst places of the story and it is all too likely that some will say at this point 'Shut the book now dad; we don't want to read any'''Maybe' said Sam 'but I wouldn't be one to say that Things done over and made into part of the great tales are different Why even Gollum might be good in a tale better than he is to have by you anyway And he used to like tales himself once by his account I wonder if he thinks he's the hero or the villain' p 697 This is a keen observation because Gollum is precisely somewhere between a victim and a villain and later between an unwilling hero and a clumsy villainThere occurs then a scene where Gollum displays his dual nature p 699 and before the curtain falls on our story Frodo is captured and Sam left aloneThis book is a real achievement as it is the perfect second volume of a thrilling trilogy it builds on the suspense of the first volume switching narrative frames and having us follow two or three groups of characters in parallel Its battle scenes are gripping and epic Whereas in the first volume we met Elves and Dwarves well remnants of a Dwarf civilization in any case in this book we meet the Men of Gondor and Rohan who will both be critical in the final battle of Mordor One of my favorite books everFino's Tolkien ReviewsThe HobbitThe Fellowship of the Ring LOTR 1The Two Towers LOTR 2The Return of the King LOTR 3Lord of the Rings 1 3 General Comments and ObservationsRaymond Edward's Tolkien biography

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The Two Towers Summary ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó THE BOOK OF THE CENTURYThe Two Towers is the second volume in JRR Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the RingsThe Company of the Ring is sundered Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin alone that is save for a myserious creeping figure that follows THE BOOK OF THE CENTURYThe Two Towers is the second volume in JRR Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the RingsThe Company of the Ring is sundered Frodo and Sam. 494 From 1001 Books The Two Towers The Lord of The Rings #2 JRR John Ronald Reuel TolkienThe Two Towers is the second volume of JRR Tolkien's high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings It is preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring and followed by The Return of the King Awakening from a dream of Gandalf the Grey battling the Balrog Frodo Baggins and his friend Samwise Gamgee find themselves lost in the Emyn Muil near Mordor and soon become aware that they are being stalked by Gollum the former owner of the One Ring After capturing him a sympathetic Frodo decides to use Gollum as a guide to Mordor despite Sam's objections عنوانها «خداوندگار حلقه ها»؛ «فرمانروای حلقه ها»؛ «ارباب حلقه ها»؛ «سالار انگشتریها»؛ نویسنده جیآرآر تالکین؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه ژوئن سال 2002میلادیعنوان خداوندگار حلقه ها؛ نویسنده نویسنده جیآرآر تالکین؛ مترجم تبسم آتشین جان؛ تهران، حوض نقره، 1381، در شش جلد؛ عنوان جلد نخست «رهروان حلقه ها»؛ شابک 9649305491؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 20معنوان سالار انگشتریها؛ نویسنده نویسنده جیآرآر تالکین؛ مترجم ماه منیر فتحی؛ تبریز، فروغ آزادی، 1381، در سه جلد؛ عنوان جلد نخست «دوستی انگشتری»؛ جلد دوم «دوتا برج»؛ جلد سوم «بازگشت پادشاه»؛ شابک دوره ایکس 964697130؛ عنوان فرمانروای حلقه ها؛ نویسنده نویسنده جیآرآر تالکین؛ مترجم رضا علیزاده؛ تهران، روزنه 1381؛ در سه جلد؛ عنوان دیگر ارباب حلقه ها؛بخش نخست یاران حلقه؛ بخش دوم دو برج؛ بخش سوم بازگشت شاه؛ چاپ ششم 1391؛ شابک جلد نخست 9789643343224؛ عنوان ارباب حلقه ها؛ نویسنده نویسنده جیآرآر تالکین؛ مترجم پرویز امینی؛ تهران، دنیای نو، 1382؛ در شش جلد؛ شابک 9646564992؛کتاب حاضر بخش دوم از مجموعه سه گانه «ارباب حلقه ها» است؛ در این کتاب «فرودو بگینز» و همراهش «سام»، پس از جدا شدن از گروه یاران حلقه تلاش میکنند، خودشان را به سرزمین «موردور»، و کوه هلاکت برسانند؛ و از سوی دیگر یاران حلقه درگیر جنگی بزرگ میشوند، که «سارومان» متّحد «سائورون»، علیه «روهان» ترتیب میدهد؛ کتاب نخست یاران حلقه؛ کتاب دوم دوبرج؛ کتاب سوم بازگشت شاه؛ تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 12071399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی