Lake Town and The Lonely Mountain

The following shall cover chapters ten and eleven. As the company hilariously exits their waterlogged barrels and are deposited at the mouth of the river, Tolkien informs us that despite their capture by the elves, it was good that the company came the way they did to the lake. The eastern road that they were…

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Flies and Spiders

Enter Mirkwood. The company enters the ominous forest and they encounter nothing but suffocating darkness, enchanted waters, and vanishing elves. The waters that run black, cause deep sleep and odd dreams. The breaking of the circle of elves, causes all the elves to vanish. The forest has a goal to smother all light that enters it.…

Chapters Six and Seven

This time I will comment on Chapters Six and Seven. In Chapter Six, Bilbo meets up with the company and they flee the goblins and wargs. They get trapped up in trees by the wargs, and helplessly have to wait until the goblins show up to finish them off. In the middle of this narrative,…

Over Hill & Under Hill

Leaving the Last Homely House, the company now enters the Wild. Despite trolls, the company has relatively been at ease, facing no serious danger in lands west of the Misty Mountains. Up the mountains they go, when they are met by a "thunder-battle." This battle consists of stone giants battling each other, tossing rocks and…