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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Frodo Returns to Bag End ~ "And All the Small and Simple Things" by jan-u-wine....

Posted on 2006.09.16 at 17:53

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-17 13:40 (UTC) (Link)
Lovely, lovely poem. :) Such rich and sensuous images ... I feel Frodo striving to feel alive again ... when he feels dead inside. :(

You know, I think I disagree, there, Pearl. Not about the poem being lovely; it is; but about him feeling dead inside. The film shows him nearly dead to joy in those opening Bag End scenes, prowling the house, but this poem and some other (rare) fics, like the ones just after his recovery in Minas Tirith by Zazinka (Flourish), like "The Boat" (super little fic) do well portraying a Frodo that really still hoped he might be healed, if slowly, by returning to the Shire and its well-loved beauties.

I tend to think that his positive anticipation would still be there when he first returned and reclaimed Bag End, still hopeful when Sam and Rosie moved in, even; but the continuing malaise would reveal to him, by not going away, even intensifying incrementally, that "there was no going back to an old life", when, as Frodo puts it in the film,

when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back. There are some things that time can not mend. Some hurts that go too deep... that have taken hold.”
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-18 13:01 (UTC) (Link)
I tend to think that his positive anticipation would still be there when he first returned and reclaimed Bag End, still hopeful when Sam and Rosie moved in, even; but the continuing malaise would reveal to him, by not going away, even intensifying incrementally, that "there was no going back to an old life" ...

Actually, I think that's what I meant. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-18 13:20 (UTC) (Link)
Oh. D'uh. Well, then. I suppose I made myself clearer in my own mind, anyway. *grin*

You are next up, Pearl. I hope to get those posts up today. I'm still figuring out the screencaps (which, where, etc.). *hugs self in anticipation*
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-18 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
ooooooooh. :)

*smiles broadly*
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