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It may sound strange, but Isildur never really was like a character to me. Always tended to see him more like a myth or a legend. I tend to focus on the head characters in a book. Funny me again. Tongue Smilie

I spotted copy of Tolkien's letters in a bookshop recently (and why oh why didn't I buy it?!). Still regretting that one. Paranoid Smilie
You didn't buy it? What's wrong with you? Big Laugh Smilie
I think of Isildur in the same way, Tommy. And he is a legend, to almost everyone except Cirdan, Elrond, and Galadriel.
I also like Boromir. Of all the characters in the book, he is the most human to me, because all he wants to do is protect his people, and yet he makes mistakes.
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I also like Boromir. Of all the characters in the book, he is the most human to me, because all he wants to do is protect his people, and yet he makes mistakes.

And get turned into a human pincushon *starts crying hystericly* Waaa! I liked Boromirs to, I liked him almost as much as I liked Gandalf and Ugluk (and Lurtz)!!!!!!! How comes my fave charicters usualy end up deaded Orc Sad Smilie

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Hello to you all also. Isildur is a good character especially if you read all of his story in the unfinished tales.
A must have book for all fans is the Tolkien Bestiary. it covers almost everything including the Olvar and Kelvar.
Frodo annoys me a times, like when he exerts his master like status over Sam. The big snob.
Welcome Ross! Frodo doesn't exert himself over Sam by the end though.
About Frodo and Sam... I am not 100% sure but I seem to remember that I read somewhere that during the 1st World War military rules FORBADE, actually FORBADE to officers to make friends with their men! Officers should make friends only with other officers... And servants were not supposed to sit at table with their masters. There was much. much more social inequality than today.
And in XVIIth century it was even worse. If any of you will read, for instance, the Spanish play from that period, Celestine, you will be shocked by the behaviour of masters toward servants! Verbal abuse and corporal punishment (slaps in the face, kicking) were common and considered as normal by both masters and servants...
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And get turned into a human pincushon *starts crying hystericly* Waaa! I liked Boromirs to, I liked him almost as much as I liked Gandalf and Ugluk (and Lurtz)!!!!!!! How comes my fave charicters usualy end up deaded
Some weird disease,I guess...a severe case of arrow-intoxication Big Smile Smilie Anyway,I like Isildur exactly for that reason-he's more like a shadow of the Old Days.....more mysterious and interesting.And Pippin is plain funny!
I think it`s rather difficult to find a favourite character..I like all of them..exept the bad ones..even though they`re kinda cool..I like..Bill? Yup, I like Bill.
I totally agree with the two of you:
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I also like Boromir. Of all the characters in the book, he is the most human to me, because all he wants to do is protect his people, and yet he makes mistakes.

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Frodo annoys me a times, like when he exerts his master like status over Sam. The big snob.

I love Boromir. He's a great person. I still wonder why Tolkien had to make him die... Sad Smilie
True, what you said about social postitions, Eryan. Tolkien, having served in the war, was aware of this and I think he stuck Sam in to point something out about why class does and does not work and what the real difference is between 'servents' and 'masters'.
I think he made Boromir die because even the bravest, noble people do die.
Personally I was glad when Boromir died, and actually stayed dead. I was beginning to despair that nobody was gonna stay dead at all. I don't like Frodo either.
Who dat tryin' ta rattle me chain? Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
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Personally I was glad when Boromir died, and actually stayed dead. I was beginning to despair that nobody was gonna stay dead at all.

Actually stayed dead? You mean he could have died and then come back to life again?
Oh wait... I get it... You meant that Gandalf didn't stay dead, huh... Well I wish Frodo died instead of Boromir. And then Sam would have carried the ring to Mordor.
Frodo refused to stay dead as well, and Pippin, and plenty of others who you think have snuffed it, and then turn up again after some miraculous misunderstanding. Bloody kids books... wish Sam had died, over and over and over again.
I sense a strange wave of Frodo-hatred lately on the net.Why?I like ALL of them(Isildur and Pippin++++++++++)but why?
It's true that all these people which refuse to stay dead are annoying, Plastic! I personally feel that Gandalf should stay dead, and if JRRT needed a wizard to fill his place, he could use another member of the order of Istari to play that part...
As I told already in some other thread, in one version of LOTR JRRT envisaged that both Faramir and Eowyn should die, and although I am glad that they survived, I feel that if they were boith dead, the book would be much more poignant...
Anyway, in Tolkien's world nobody dies really and forever, nobody! Even Morgoth is only expelled into the Void...
Gandalf just shouldn't have died in the first place! For all the rest, I agree. When you let sb die, he's dead. End of story.
Y DOESN'T NE1 LIKE FRODO!? Sad Smilie I luv Frodo! w/out him there would b no story. Sam would have prolly died then Sauron would get the Ring then Middle Earth would b destroyed!
Welcome to our forum Eolynn. Happy Elf Smilie

Yes, you could say that about Galadriel, of course maybe because Lord Celeborn just governed the mundane day to day operations of Lothlórien, he didn't receive the same amount of publicity as his wife, who kept the wolves away from the door with her secret ring. Elf Winking Smilie
Hi CrystalBolger. Welcome to our site. Hope you enjoy yourself here.

Actually, I like Frodo.... I like them all, in fact, including the bad guys... except for Saeros, who didn't behave at all in an elf-like manner. If his character had been human I could have visualised his acts, but not as an elf.
What about Wormtongue? Do you like him, too, Val?
Not as a person, but as a character yes. I think he was very well written. What I was trying to say with Saeros, was that he conjured up an image of an old, cancankerous man rather than an elf. As such, I didn't like the way he had been portrayed.
I sometimes wonder whether this incident with Saeros (by the way, he was called Orgof in the earliest versions of the story of Turin) did not have its source in some real accident of Tolkien's life. He was poor, he was an orphan, one of his early drawings depict him as a pathetic lonely boy who is mending himself his own clothes (needlework was supposed to be woman's work in these days, I doubt whether he was taught how to do it properly). Perhaps somebody humiliated him in a similar way? Just a guess...
the twins Elladan & Elrohir are my favorite Smile Smilie
Hallo, I'm a newbie. My favourite is Galadriel - beautiful, wise, powerful but kind, she certainly wears the trousers in that marriage.
I don't like Galadriel that much. We know little about her character, only that she was beautiful and wise. I don't really understand why Gimli fell in love with her, maybe because she was so enchanting and fascinating.
First off, I noticed several Newbies on this thread. Welcome all of you. Explore all of the little nooks and cranies of PT. Threre are a lot of them. Check out the Writer's Guild if your talents lie in that area. If not there are other guilds as well. I love the lazibones one. There is also a chat room to go in and meet other PT members as wll.

Now back on topic.

I like Galadriel. Her character is explored much more in other stories. I loved it. I wanted to be her for a while.
Galadrial is the only really strong female character for me. Eowyn seems to be strong but it's for all the wrong reasons. I wonder if Tolkien really understood women.
Do any of us understand you at all??????....sorry for that-just something that happened today....But,I think,you could have said the other way round if the postAuthorID was a women.I don't think he was discriminating or anything....
When I sad 'you' i ment girls,women in general,not you as a person-so please don't get mad.
u don't understand us? i don't even understand me!
Ok, this is my first time posting, so bear with me! I would have to say my favorite character is Frodo. I do like a whole bunch of the other characters, but Frodo is my fav. He is so honest and caring, and willing to take on a burden to help and save others. (And, he's soooo cute)! Big Smile Smilie
Welcome to the site, ilovefrodo. Hope you enjoy yourself here. I look forward to seeing you around Smile Smilie
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(And, he's soooo cute)!
In the film maybe. In the book he was 50.
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Galadrial is the only really strong female character for me. Eowyn seems to be strong but it's for all the wrong reasons.

I agree with you. I enjoyed the fact that Tolkien made Eowyn a strong female character, but I didn't like her.
On topic, I also like the character of Cirdan because his is mysterious and because he loves the sea.
And welcome, all newbies!
Mine is Gandalf, because he's got such an immense power, but he isn't allowed to use it. And still he manages to save the world from destruction.
Welcome, KingFingolfin! Great points about Gandalf-he is also one of my favorite characters. I love that he can be so powerful and wise and still have a sense of humour.
Welcome to our forum, KingFingolfin. Happy Elf Smilie Part of Gandalf's great power was that he could jawbone others into doing what needed to be done, in order to save the world from destruction. He was an excellent manager. Cool Elf Smilie
Welcome to our site, KingFingolfin. Look forward to seeing you around here.

I always admired Fingolfin. Must have taken a lot of courage to face Morgoth like he did. I bet their fight would have been really spectacular.
My favorite character from the movie is Haldir! Wink Smilie
Really??? Haldir?? tad camp for me (movie Haldir) a bit like richard o'brian in the rocky horror days. I have no particular fave character (but thanks Samwise for liking me the best!) but I have a lot of admiration for Fingolfin too. Turin was a very interesting character too (I liked the way nothing ever went right for him...poor sod!) But from LotR's I always wanted more from Radagast. He just seemed so chilled and down to earth. like an honest little puppy! Of the fellowship, I think Sam rocked the house, He was the only character not "grand" in any way shape or form. (merry and pippen both had claims from large important shire families) but in the end proved to be the noblest of them all (perhaps aside from Aragorn. Even Frodo doesnt qualifie for me, for a number of reasons inc. his ultimate failure)
If I had to choose 1 above all though it'd possibly have to be ......."drumroll!!!!" MIM the Dwarf! what a tragic character! I always wanted to hear more of his history.
I guess the characters that interest me the most are those that tend to only make cameo appearances , i'e people like Erkenbrand, Imrahil, the woses, dain ironfoot,Cirdan etc
part of the reason for choosing my current tag name!

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It's a tough one, but my fav character has to be Aragorn because he is so noble and true-hearted. He can command so much power but still remains modest and never abuses his postAuthorIDity. There is a lot of mystery about him intertwined with history and he has an air of sadness from his inner struggle in coping with the shame of the corruption of Isildur and for the difficulties surrounding his love for Arwen.
Hmmm... this is a hard question I have to admit - I loved all the characters, but I guess these are my favourites and why I like them:
Boromir - I've always had a thing for the tragic hero! I think Boromirs complexity and character was not as well portrayed as in the book though...
Sauron - He was just such a wonderful villain, and I never really ended up hating him funnily enough, though I despised the things he did... And I loved the whole 'eye of Sauron' thing. *smile*
Treebeard - He is so wise and wonderful - he has the memories of whole ages and he is in touch with nature and everything around him, plus I love the Entish speech, and I like trees in general!
Sam - For his loyalty, love and sweet character.
Gollum - You can't help but feel sorry for him... And I love the way he talks.
Tom Bombadil - I like his mysterious nature and his cheerfulness.

Well... there's still heaps others... I love all the Elves. And Aragorn. And the Nazgul. And Gandalf. I guess I love every charcter for their uniqueness and just for what they bring to the story!
I have to say, I DON`T KNOW!! I`ll decide once I`ve seen TTT.At the moment, after seeing FOTR I would say.....Legolas, Pippin and Frodo! Wink Smilie
I think Pippin`s quite funny! Big Laugh Smilie
How can you have one favorite character??? Impossible! I like Sam,Gandalf,Aragorn and Gimli.
Eol was very intrieging.
Who was Eol? I don't recognize the name...
The father of Maeglin. The elf who made Turin's sword.
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Who was Eol?
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The father of Maeglin. The elf who made Turin's sword
He was a dark Elf and was filled with much spite and malice. Not only did he kill his wife, Aredhel Ar-Feinel, the White Lady of the Noldor, daughter of Fingolfin, the mother of Maeglin, but also instilled his evil into that sentient sword, named Anglachel, such that Turin killed his best friend with it. Later it was reforged and named Gurthang, Iron of death, for Turin, with which he used it to kill the great Dragon Glaurung. And finally, Turin threw himself upon its blade upon learning he had married his now dead sister. This besides killing him, sundered the blade to shards such that its evil life was also ended.

Eol's son Maeglin betrayed to Morgoth, the location of the hidden city of Gondolin, which guaranteed its fall and sack.

Eol may have been an intriguing character, but for my money he was a bad seed whose mother should never have let him see the light of day, let alone the dark of night. Bad! Smilie

I see...thanks for the info Big Smile Smilie
I love Arwen and Aragorn because of the very special bound they share and the devotion they have for each other. They are soooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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