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Old 08-15-2002, 10:27 PM   #12
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When Treebeard parts with the company, and utters the words now employed in the beginning of the movie. "..the world is changing..."
One gets the sense that ultimately, everything has gone right, but the immensity of the moment is almost too much to bear. Galadriel's answer is as reassuring as it is heartbreaking. For me, this passage brought about one of the most profound moments of clarity throughout the book. The world really is changing, and when the reader (or at least, myself) realises the scale of the change, the mystery of what is to come, and the character's many roles in helping to bring this change about, he/she wants to smile, with tears in their eyes. Well, at least a pathetic crybaby like myself does.
~The beginning is the word and the end is silence. And in between are all the stories. This is one of mine~
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