“Your Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while all the Company is true.”
But seriously, the best part of this scene is the homicidal look Frodo gives Boromir after he ruffles his hair.
“I need you on my side.”
“I’m on your side, Mr Frodo.”
“I know you are, Sam”
Hobbits: Insensitive little pricks
Can I just say that, Elijah’s magical fairy aging aside, this part of The Hobbit really got to me. It’s so sad to see Frodo young and happy and pure again when the last time we saw him in LotR, he had been so worn down and wearied and torn that he opted to go with the elves to a “new land” rather than stay in the happy Hobbit world he grew up in.
Even worse, unlike Bilbo, it wasn’t simply that having experienced such new and amazing and trying things, Bag End was no longer enough and the people there didn’t understand him. No, the hobbits in The Shire could not help Frodo. Not even Sam. Frodo “opted out” of the world he had grown up in and struggled to save because he was basically destroyed by carrying the ring.
And while that breaks my heart, it forever makes LotR important to me because it shows what would really happen to someone if that much responsibility and hardship were placed on them. Fantasy tends to forget the human aspect of its characters rather too often, even if they aren’t human.
Last scenes from the LOTR Trilogy.
“Sam: I wonder if we’ll ever be put into songs or tales.
Frodo: [turns around] What?
Sam: I wonder if people will ever say, ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring.’ And they’ll say ‘Yes, that’s one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn’t he, Dad?’ ‘Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that’s saying a lot.’
Frodo: [continue walking] You’ve left out one of the chief characters - Samwise the Brave. I want to hear more about Sam. [stops and turns to Sam]
Frodo: Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam.
Sam: Now Mr. Frodo, you shouldn’t make fun; I was being serious.
Frodo: So was I.”
“Thus is it spoken: Oft hope is born, when all is forlorn.”
THIS IS MY FAVORITE GIFSET IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
favourite denethor moments — asked by nobody
Elijah & Sean
The Ship That Sailed Itself.