Choosing Loyalty

Choosing Loyalty  “Now they were come to the bitter end. But he had stuck to his master  all the way; that was what he had chiefly come for, and he would still stick to him. his master would not go to Mordor alone.”  ~The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 3~  Everyone needs a Sam, at […]

The Bitter Ways Of Betrayal

The Bitter Ways Of Betrayal “We’ll be nice to them, very nice, if they’ll be nice to us, won’t we, yes, yes.”  ~ Gollum from The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 1 ~   When I First Saw Gollum I… Gollum is perhaps the most complex and conflicted character within Tolkien’s works. Sharing Frodo’s humble […]

Walking With Integrity

Walking With Integrity “Yet he felt in his heart that Faramir, though he was much like his brother in looks, was a man less self-regarding, both sterner and wiser.” ~ The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 5~ Sarah Arthur, in her writing of integrity sums it up in a single word. That word, is integrated. […]