Leelee has made 378 posts is an Elf from Rivendell and is not Online.
Posted Tuesday 13th March 2007 (06:18pm)
Two passages in Fellowship of the Ring are dear to my heart and set up the premise for this thread.
the first, pag 359:
Legolas did not sleep with the other companions, though he returned to eat and talk with them.Often he took Gimli with him when he went abroad in the land, and the others wondered as this change.
The second,pge 372:
The Company was arranged in th is way: Aragorn, Frodo and Same were in one boat;Boromir, Merry and Pippin in another; and in the third were Legolas adn Gimli, who had now become fast friends.
I marvel at this myself.Aside from the fact that they heeded Gandalf's admonishen to put aside their ancient grievances for the sake of the Fellowship and the Quest, they personally found in one another something deeper even than blood love or friendship. Or so it seems to me anyway.
What was it, why did not Legolas get that close to say Aragorn with whom he had much more in common in some ways, or the playful Hobbits. Why Gimli the son of Gloin?
And the question of this thread is,
what character from Middle Earth would you choose to be that heart close to you, someone you could and would trust with your secrets and hopes and fears and want to be in all of your future come what may?
Although I dearly love Gandalf and Eowyn and several others really I must go with Frodo. It is he my heart treasures above all others. I would want to be with him and share my thoughts and joys and defeats, my grief and my pain and my hopes with him. As he longed for Bilbo in the end above all others he loved and he dearly loved Sam, so I would not bear to be separated from Frodo.And to be with him and the elves in the end even if it meant leaving all others behind that my soul loved, so be it.
I choose Frodo.
Anyone else have thoughts about whom they would choose?