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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Old images of Drogo Baggins found?

Posted on 2008.12.09 at 12:05

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pearlette
pearlette at 2008-12-10 16:02 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, there is much to love about the Bombadil interlude: the mysticism of his house, Frodo's dream of Eressea, etc. The descriptions of the woods and Tom's house are just WONDERFUL. This landscape is also -- IMO -- deeply, deeply English. I've driven along valleys in Devon that could be the Withywindle Valley. I think Tolkien said that Tom represented the 'spirit of Oxfordshire' or some such thing. (And the relevance of that to the plot of LotR is ... what? :p) You're right: Bombadil is dropped into the story purely because Tolkien likes him. He did need tweaking in the story. I agree that the right person could play him well without making him silly.

That's always been one of my favourite Frodo sayings, by the way, about a dragon being good for the complacent Shire-folk. :)
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