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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Rivendell 5 ~ The Red Book: “I’m not like you, Bilbo”, plus “Rivendell Suite".

Posted on 2008.10.19 at 13:16

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Rakshi
rakshi at 2008-10-19 22:44 (UTC) (Link)
I think that Bilbo's relationship with both Frodo AND Sam are some of the most deeply meaningful in the entire trilogy.

Just THINK of what it would have meant to Sam.. the gardener's son, that Bilbo Baggins, Master of Bag End, taught him his letters and told him stories and tales. You know Sam never forgot it. Sam's recitation of 'The Fall of Gil-galad' was, for me... a very touching moment and spoke volumes about what Bilbo's teachings meant to Sam.

And I agree with you.. Frodo's abiding love for Bilbo is a powerful thread that runs through the trilogy from start to finish. What a generous nature Bilbo had.. taking Frodo in the way he did... making him his heir.

You just know that Tolkien adored that little hobbit. And... I do too.

Thank you for the lovely screen caps... and the equally lovely poetry. As always.. it touches me so deeply.

Love...
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-10-20 00:23 (UTC) (Link)
Sam's recitation of 'The Fall of Gil-galad' was, for me... a very touching moment and spoke volumes about what Bilbo's teachings meant to Sam.

You're right, Rakshi. Also, that it was unfamiliar to the others suggests that there were tales and songs Bilbo taught only to Sam, perhaps because Sam was always around, *and* so eager to hear anything Bilbo had to tell (in the way of Elves and tales). I dont' think I have ever stopped to think, or not much, how much it must have affected Sam when "Mr. Bilbo" disappeared. But re-reading these scenes and writing these posts--and reading the comments of fans like you--has helped me to see and feel more. Thanks for your comment!

Thank you for the lovely screen caps...

My pleasure. If you haven't already, do go to Blossom's "My Dear Boy" that I linked in the Note at the bottom of the post. Her caps are positively glorious.

Edited at 2008-10-20 12:24 am (UTC)
Rakshi
rakshi at 2008-10-20 01:28 (UTC) (Link)
Sam and Bilbo's relationship has always resonated for me. I work in education and it moves me deeply that Bilbo saw Sam's literacy needs as important... and that Bilbo's teachings obviously had great meaning to Sam.

If you ever have the time I wrote a story that speaks about this:

http://rakshi.livejournal.com/547516.html

I will look at Blossom's caps right this minute.

Thank you again, and much love....

Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-10-20 03:38 (UTC) (Link)
I have bookmarked your story, Rakshi. Thank you!
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