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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Moria Pt. 3: The Mithril Shirt ~ A Screen Icon

Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18


aussiepeach at 2007-02-21 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely post. I shall view that scene with extra attention next time. You're right about its
'divine protection' treatment. I think that's why we feel such outrage when the Orcs take it. Not because it's a costly thing, or so much because it's beautiful, or even because Frodo has been robbed of such protection - but because it's a precious gift of grace.
mechtild at 2007-02-21 22:49 (UTC) (Link)
Righty-ho, Peachy, on the response to the taking of the mithril shirt by the *loathesome* Orcs. I was just listening to that scene on Rob Inglis-narrated book-on-disc (from the library; it's very good, by the by) -- the CU scene and the presentation of the tokens by the Mouth of Sauron (I forgot Tolkien described him, a living Man, as "crueler than any Orc"). It really does seem as though they are dragging something pure and good through filth when they paw over and fling about that corslet.

Thanks so much for commenting, Peachy.
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