The Treason of Isengard: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Two

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Tolkien – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The Treason of Isengard is the seventh volume in Christopher Tolkien s History of Middle earth and the second in his account of the evolution of The Lord of the Rings This book follows the long halt i The Treason of Isengard is the of Isengard: Kindle × seventh volume in Christopher Tolkien s History of Middle earth and the second in his account of the evolution of The Lord of the Rings This book follows the long halt in the darkness of the Mines of Moria which ended The Return of the Shadow and traces the tale into new lands south and east of the Misty Mountains Tolkien introduces us to Lothlorien, land of the elves, The Treason PDF or where we meet the Ents, the Riders of Rohan, and Saruman the White in the fortress of Isengard In brief outlines and penciled drafts dashed down on scraps of paper are the first entry of Galadriel the earliest ides of the history of Gondor and the original meeting of Aragorn with Eowyn, its significance destined to be wholly transformed Conceptions of what lay ahead dissolve as the story takes its own paths, as in the account Treason of Isengard: ePUB ´ of the capture of Frodo and his rescue by Sam Gamgee from Minas Morgul, written long before JRR Tolkien actually reached that point in the writing of The Lord of the Rings A chief feature of the book is a full account of the original Map, with drawings of successive phases, which was long the basis and accompaniment of the emerging geography of Middle earth An appendix describes the Runic alphabets of the time, with illustrations of the forms and an analysis of the Runes used in the Book of Mazarbul found beside Balin s tomb in Moria. I don t think I have too much to say about _The Treason of Isengard_ It is very much, of course, a continuation of the previous HoME volume as we follow Tolkien s further development of the story of the Lord of the Rings in as near a chronological manner as Christopher Tolkien is able to piece together from the numerous drafts, re writings, and changes in his father s text That is perhaps the first thing to note throughout the HoME series it has become obvious that Christopher Tolkien really I don t think I have too much to say about _The Treason of Isengard_ It is very much, of course, a continuation of the previous HoME volume as we follow Tolkien s further development of the story of the Lord of the Rings in as near a chronological manner as Christopher Tolkien is able to piece together from the numerous drafts, re writings, and changes in his father s text That is perhaps the first thing to note throughout the HoME series it has become obvious that Christopher Tolkien really did take on a monumental task in choosing to edit the early works drafts of his father given the method or madness of Tolkien s writing process That is definitely apparent in spades in this volume Not only was Tolkien an inveterate re writer, continually going back to the beginning of a previously written text to polish it up , only to end up re writing the whole damn thing usually before he had even finished the first draft of the initial phase, he was also in the habit of erasing and or overwriting earlier pencil drafts in ink, adding marginal notes throughout, was often working on multiple competing versions of the same plot elements at the same time, and even inserting riders and writing stray notes on any scrap of paper he could find that refer to text on the main pages Truly a dizzying puzzle to try and unravel if one wants to discover a sequential progression in the text.Some of the major developments to note in this volume Here we see the final change of our friend Trotter the wooden shoe wearing hobbit ranger to the figure that would eventually become Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir of Isildur Saruman emerges as a figure in the text already a traitor , though still in a fairly minor role compared to the one he will occupy later Lothlorien and Galadriel emerge seemingly from nowhere, an important development indeed given the central place Galadriel would come to occupy in Tolkien s mind to the point where he would go back and re write huge segments of the Silmarillion material so she could be included though that is not even hinted at yet Gandalf is gradually raised in stature from the little old man who happens to be a wizard we saw in the original version of The Hobbit to something muchthough the concept of the Istari is not yet in place Rohan and the society of the Riders developing out of whole cloth with obvious nods to Tolkien s love of Anglo Saxon culture and literature esp Beowulf being apparent in their genesis Some fun tidbits it appears that Gandalf s fall in Moria and subsequent return were part of the plan from the beginning since we still have no Arwen the initial plan points to Aragorn falling for Eowyn when he meets her in Theoden s Golden Hall great vindication for numerous fan fic writers out there no doubt Boromir was at first going to be an unremitting traitor who didn t heroically die at the hands of Orcs while trying to save Merry and Pippin, but who would actually have been a full rival of Aragorn as the two vied for control of Minas Tirith.Required reading if you have read the preceding volume and want to know how the story further grows and develops, but definitely not the point you want to start with the HoME series As always with this series I find Christopher s dedication and determination to compile all of this immensely interesting and thank him for the hours and hours of work it must have entailed, and the insight to how a great writer crafts his stories is invaluable and sadly with the advent of modern word processing, something we are unlikely to see laid out in this way ever again. TolkienKC completed a concurrent group read of The Treason of Isengard and the fist half of the first book of The Two Towers in September of 2019 Check the Tolkien Society of Kansas City Facebook page for details. The Treason of Isengard The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Two The History of Middle Earth 7 , J.R.R Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien The first part of this one took me awhile to get through because it s mostly rewriting the passages from HoME Vol 6 I even skipped a chapter about maps But by the end of the volume, we re in Rohan and that s one of my favourite parts. In my review of the previous volume in Christopher Tolkien s History Of Middle Earth, I said that it was a quicker, easier read than some of the earlier books in the series One of the main reasons for this is that the four books that make up The History of the Lord of the Rings the series within a series lead to an actual published endpoint There is a final, definitive Lord of the Rings, and so it s enjoyable to see the early ideas and drafts heading toward the familiar story.The second volu In my review of the previous volume in Christopher Tolkien s History Of Middle Earth, I said that it was a quicker, easier read than some of the earlier books in the series One of the main reasons for this is that the four books that make up The History of the Lord of the Rings the series within a series lead to an actual published endpoint There is a final, definitive Lord of the Rings, and so it s enjoyable to see the early ideas and drafts heading toward the familiar story.The second volume of The History of the Lord of the Rings, The Treason of Isengard, is, however, a slightlytedious read than The Return of the Shadow One reason is that the first 189 pages are rewrites of material that was covered in The Return of the Shadow The developments and changes areslight as of course they must be when it s existing material being revised, rather than new writing coming out of nothing But once the drafts push on beyond the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, it is remarkable how quickly many of the major elements in the final story fall into place I was especially interested to learn in what order Tolkien wrote the story once the Fellowship breaks apart.Throughout the drafting of what would become The Two Towers, as well as some parts of The Return of the King, the names continue to evolve, though most are well set by this point in the writing Details are reimagined or reconfigured And some major elements such as Arwen are yet to be devised It was Tolkien s perspective that he was recording history as it actually happened, and many times he saw many things fully formed in the initial drafts.Christopher Tolkien is highly intrigued by a couple of areas that don t engage my interest very much, and both areas appear repeatedly in The Treason of Isengard The first is an interest in the minute details of timing and chronology Christopher spends a great deal of endnote discussion time figuring out the precise details of which days the events took place I just don t really care about those details The other area that Christopher often writes about in the History series is geography It wasn t a big part of The Return of the Shadow, but in The Treason of Isengard there is an entire chapter on the early maps of Middle Earth and though I am interested in Middle Earth maps, I found myself skimming this chapter and not gleaning much from it.None of this is a problem with the book just a difference in what fascinates me The book continues to be an amazing tour of the creation of The Lord of the Rings, and I look forward to getting into the next volume. My reviews of the other volumes in The History of the Lord of the Rings series The Return of the Shadow The War of the Ring Sauron Defeated The continuing analysis of the writing process.It s not so wide open as it was in The Return of the Shadow, since the prior story imposed definitely constraints But he s still sorting out which hobbits have what names, and which ones will go At one point Elrond firmly puts his foot down on the notion that either Merry or Pippin can go Sam didn t always go with Frodo after the split up, and sometimes he was the first one to see Gandalf again Eowyn was considered as a love interest for Aragorn The continuing analysis of the writing process.It s not so wide open as it was in The Return of the Shadow, since the prior story imposed definitely constraints But he s still sorting out which hobbits have what names, and which ones will go At one point Elrond firmly puts his foot down on the notion that either Merry or Pippin can go Sam didn t always go with Frodo after the split up, and sometimes he was the first one to see Gandalf again Eowyn was considered as a love interest for Aragorn, but only briefly And her cousin, Theoden s daughter, didn t exist for long At one point Boromir and Aragorn made it to Minas Tirth together, and Aragorn got chosen as Lord there, to Boromir s jealousy.Interesting to watch the provisional status of everything fixed in the final version A really good companion if you love Tolkien and want to discover his writing process when he write his masterpiece If not, I d advice you to leave this be.It is really interesting to see many alternative on how the story could have gone Reading this, you start to understand how much work and thinking Tolkien put into his work.As a regular Tolkien fan, you know it already but reading here all the alternatives and yet not all of them are even here about the story, quotes or the multiple names A really good companion if you love Tolkien and want to discover his writing process when he write his masterpiece If not, I d advice you to leave this be.It is really interesting to see many alternative on how the story could have gone Reading this, you start to understand how much work and thinking Tolkien put into his work.As a regular Tolkien fan, you know it already but reading here all the alternatives and yet not all of them are even here about the story, quotes or the multiple names in several drafts, that Christopher Tolkien presents to us Many excerpts written in now fading pencil draft, crossed sentences on many supports.Christopher Tolkien underlines the main differences, with all of his father s source material at hands, between the drafts and the final version.You ll discover that Aragorn had many names, Theoden had a daughter for a little while, an analysis of the evolution of the maps and other tidbits of alternative what ifs which are really neat to know.This book is really for people who want to dig eveninto Tolkien s world and love to readacademic oriented works as it s very complete with many notes Insightful, illuminating, fascinating. Another collection of manuscripts showing the development of The Lord of the Rings, which proved just as helpful to me in understanding the mind of this highly influential author Again, this is only for the die hards but there s a lot of people who fit that category, and I predict soon that we ll get lots of interpretations of Tolkien that will be absolute bunk, so let s note some stuff First off, I noticed that the way Tolkien writes, it is as though he thought of it as his duty not to invent Another collection of manuscripts showing the development of The Lord of the Rings, which proved just as helpful to me in understanding the mind of this highly influential author Again, this is only for the die hards but there s a lot of people who fit that category, and I predict soon that we ll get lots of interpretations of Tolkien that will be absolute bunk, so let s note some stuff First off, I noticed that the way Tolkien writes, it is as though he thought of it as his duty not to invent the world of Middle Earth so much as to discover it This is one of the reasons the book has such weight it feels like Tolkien thought the world had to be a certain way, whether he wanted it to be that way or not, and that has a huge impact It certainly makes things weird, but I think it explains the uncompromising nature of the project.Second, the most fascinating thing about this book is the fact that Tolkien clearly didn t know where he was going While many people highlight his perfectionism, pointing out that he wouldn t just copy and paste, and would always start over, this is only half the truth Tolkien really did lean heavily on what he had already written and that s evident here Some of the funnest portions are the bits where, after having decided that Boromir should try to take the ring from Frodo, he ponders in the manuscripts completely different outcomes This shows that Tolkien was not at all sure where things would go, and thus any interpretation of the book that presupposes some grand platonic scheme in Tolkien s mind before he wrote the books must be discounted It also shows, in my opinion, that Tolkien wasplot centered than character centered.Here s some of the juiciest bits before they got to Lothlorien, Tolkien intended for Sam to find Gollum and enlist his help in finding the fleeing Frodo At that point Gollum leads them to Mordor where black riders arrive, turned into demonic eagles Frodo and Sam reach the crack, Gollum takes the ring, but Sam grabs Gollum and dies with him in the gulf. The idea of multiple spiders is also thought of at this point, as is the idea of Sam temporarily bearing the ring Also, when the ring is destroyed, wouldn t this have been cool Frodo standing on side of Fire Mountain holds up sword He now commands Ringwraiths and bids them be gone They fall to earth and vanish like wisps of smoke with a terrible wail 210 At the same time, Merry and Pippin meet Fangorn no orc attack , Legolas and Gimli get lost and are captured by Saruman, and Aragorn and Boromir go to Minas Tirith and when Denethor is killed, the men elect Aragorn, forcing Boromir to go to Saruman for help In some versions of this, Legolas and Gimli lose heart and head north, only to meet Gandalf Gandalf used mithril to escape Moria Saruman AND Sauron attack Minas Tirith at the same time, and Treebeard breaks the siege of Minas Tirith Tolkien even speculates on killing Boromir through Aragorn Pippin Saruman is dressed in a mud colored robe and told to beg for a day s digging.At this point, Lothlorien is written, and at one point Galadriel and Celeborne have white hair Frodo, I think, sees the vision at first alone, and then Sam is added Gimli gets a green stone from Galadriel, rather than Aragorn However, the story is otherwise the same as in the final version After this, we get another outlining As usual, Tolkien plans to have Aragorn and Boromir go to Minas Tirith together, where they come into conflict More importantly, Tolkien starts writing the ending of Frodo and Sam s adventures After some brief dialogue with Gollum s meeting with Sam and the two tracking down Frodo, he writes bits and pieces of Frodo s coma because of spider stings there are still multiple spiders and his capture after Sam takes the ring Gollum leads the orcs to Frodo s body and is tasked with hunting down Sam Sam s rescue of Frodo from Cirith Ungol is actually fairly close though this time Frodo uses the ring to escape and they kill an orc to get his armor for the visible Sam Frodo is separated from Sam in Mordor.At this point however, Tolkien decides upon a less dramatic breaking of the fellowship in which Boromir is killed, Merry and Pippin captured by orcs, and the three hunters pursue them Much stronger than Legolas and Gimli going across the plain When Pippin and Merry meet Treebeard, he talks about Tom Bombadil When Gandlaf returns, Tolkien ponders making Saruman the balrog.The first draft of the arrival at Rohan has no Wormtongue, and Theoden is just grouchy and reluctant to help Gandalf, not under enchantment as in the final version Eowyn, of course, is destined to marry Aragorn at this point.So, again, a special thanks to Christopher Tolkien for being such a good scholar I really do hope that these books are referenced as people write and interpret Tolkien

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I don t think I have too much to say about _The Treason of Isengard_ It is very much, of course, a continuation of the previous HoME volume as we follow Tolkien s further development of the story of the Lord of the Rings in as near a chronological manner as Christopher Tolkien is able to piece together from the numerous drafts, re writings, and changes in his father s text That is perhaps the first thing to note throughout the HoME series it has become obvious that Christopher Tolkien really I don t think I have too much to say about _The Treason of Isengard_ It is very much, of course, a continuation of the previous HoME volume as we follow Tolkien s further development of the story of the Lord of the Rings in as near a chronological manner as Christopher Tolkien is able to piece together from the numerous drafts, re writings, and changes in his father s text That is perhaps the first thing to note throughout the HoME series it has become obvious that Christopher Tolkien really did take on a monumental task in choosing to edit the early works drafts of his father given the method or madness of Tolkien s writing process That is definitely apparent in spades in this volume Not only was Tolkien an inveterate re writer, continually going back to the beginning of a previously written text to polish it up , only to end up re writing the whole damn thing usually before he had even finished the first draft of the initial phase, he was also in the habit of erasing and or overwriting earlier pencil drafts in ink, adding marginal notes throughout, was often working on multiple competing versions of the same plot elements at the same time, and even inserting riders and writing stray notes on any scrap of paper he could find that refer to text on the main pages Truly a dizzying puzzle to try and unravel if one wants to discover a sequential progression in the text.Some of the major developments to note in this volume Here we see the final change of our friend Trotter the wooden shoe wearing hobbit ranger to the figure that would eventually become Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir of Isildur Saruman emerges as a figure in the text already a traitor , though still in a fairly minor role compared to the one he will occupy later Lothlorien and Galadriel emerge seemingly from nowhere, an important development indeed given the central place Galadriel would come to occupy in Tolkien s mind to the point where he would go back and re write huge segments of the Silmarillion material so she could be included though that is not even hinted at yet Gandalf is gradually raised in stature from the little old man who happens to be a wizard we saw in the original version of The Hobbit to something muchthough the concept of the Istari is not yet in place Rohan and the society of the Riders developing out of whole cloth with obvious nods to Tolkien s love of Anglo Saxon culture and literature esp Beowulf being apparent in their genesis Some fun tidbits it appears that Gandalf s fall in Moria and subsequent return were part of the plan from the beginning since we still have no Arwen the initial plan points to Aragorn falling for Eowyn when he meets her in Theoden s Golden Hall great vindication for numerous fan fic writers out there no doubt Boromir was at first going to be an unremitting traitor who didn t heroically die at the hands of Orcs while trying to save Merry and Pippin, but who would actually have been a full rival of Aragorn as the two vied for control of Minas Tirith.Required reading if you have read the preceding volume and want to know how the story further grows and develops, but definitely not the point you want to start with the HoME series As always with this series I find Christopher s dedication and determination to compile all of this immensely interesting and thank him for the hours and hours of work it must have entailed, and the insight to how a great writer crafts his stories is invaluable and sadly with the advent of modern word processing, something we are unlikely to see laid out in this way ever again. TolkienKC completed a concurrent group read of The Treason of Isengard and the fist half of the first book of The Two Towers in September of 2019 Check the Tolkien Society of Kansas City Facebook page for details. The Treason of Isengard The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Two The History of Middle Earth 7 , J.R.R Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien The first part of this one took me awhile to get through because it s mostly rewriting the passages from HoME Vol 6 I even skipped a chapter about maps But by the end of the volume, we re in Rohan and that s one of my favourite parts. In my review of the previous volume in Christopher Tolkien s History Of Middle Earth, I said that it was a quicker, easier read than some of the earlier books in the series One of the main reasons for this is that the four books that make up The History of the Lord of the Rings the series within a series lead to an actual published endpoint There is a final, definitive Lord of the Rings, and so it s enjoyable to see the early ideas and drafts heading toward the familiar story.The second volu In my review of the previous volume in Christopher Tolkien s History Of Middle Earth, I said that it was a quicker, easier read than some of the earlier books in the series One of the main reasons for this is that the four books that make up The History of the Lord of the Rings the series within a series lead to an actual published endpoint There is a final, definitive Lord of the Rings, and so it s enjoyable to see the early ideas and drafts heading toward the familiar story.The second volume of The History of the Lord of the Rings, The Treason of Isengard, is, however, a slightlytedious read than The Return of the Shadow One reason is that the first 189 pages are rewrites of material that was covered in The Return of the Shadow The developments and changes areslight as of course they must be when it s existing material being revised, rather than new writing coming out of nothing But once the drafts push on beyond the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, it is remarkable how quickly many of the major elements in the final story fall into place I was especially interested to learn in what order Tolkien wrote the story once the Fellowship breaks apart.Throughout the drafting of what would become The Two Towers, as well as some parts of The Return of the King, the names continue to evolve, though most are well set by this point in the writing Details are reimagined or reconfigured And some major elements such as Arwen are yet to be devised It was Tolkien s perspective that he was recording history as it actually happened, and many times he saw many things fully formed in the initial drafts.Christopher Tolkien is highly intrigued by a couple of areas that don t engage my interest very much, and both areas appear repeatedly in The Treason of Isengard The first is an interest in the minute details of timing and chronology Christopher spends a great deal of endnote discussion time figuring out the precise details of which days the events took place I just don t really care about those details The other area that Christopher often writes about in the History series is geography It wasn t a big part of The Return of the Shadow, but in The Treason of Isengard there is an entire chapter on the early maps of Middle Earth and though I am interested in Middle Earth maps, I found myself skimming this chapter and not gleaning much from it.None of this is a problem with the book just a difference in what fascinates me The book continues to be an amazing tour of the creation of The Lord of the Rings, and I look forward to getting into the next volume. My reviews of the other volumes in The History of the Lord of the Rings series The Return of the Shadow The War of the Ring Sauron Defeated The continuing analysis of the writing process.It s not so wide open as it was in The Return of the Shadow, since the prior story imposed definitely constraints But he s still sorting out which hobbits have what names, and which ones will go At one point Elrond firmly puts his foot down on the notion that either Merry or Pippin can go Sam didn t always go with Frodo after the split up, and sometimes he was the first one to see Gandalf again Eowyn was considered as a love interest for Aragorn The continuing analysis of the writing process.It s not so wide open as it was in The Return of the Shadow, since the prior story imposed definitely constraints But he s still sorting out which hobbits have what names, and which ones will go At one point Elrond firmly puts his foot down on the notion that either Merry or Pippin can go Sam didn t always go with Frodo after the split up, and sometimes he was the first one to see Gandalf again Eowyn was considered as a love interest for Aragorn, but only briefly And her cousin, Theoden s daughter, didn t exist for long At one point Boromir and Aragorn made it to Minas Tirth together, and Aragorn got chosen as Lord there, to Boromir s jealousy.Interesting to watch the provisional status of everything fixed in the final version A really good companion if you love Tolkien and want to discover his writing process when he write his masterpiece If not, I d advice you to leave this be.It is really interesting to see many alternative on how the story could have gone Reading this, you start to understand how much work and thinking Tolkien put into his work.As a regular Tolkien fan, you know it already but reading here all the alternatives and yet not all of them are even here about the story, quotes or the multiple names A really good companion if you love Tolkien and want to discover his writing process when he write his masterpiece If not, I d advice you to leave this be.It is really interesting to see many alternative on how the story could have gone Reading this, you start to understand how much work and thinking Tolkien put into his work.As a regular Tolkien fan, you know it already but reading here all the alternatives and yet not all of them are even here about the story, quotes or the multiple names in several drafts, that Christopher Tolkien presents to us Many excerpts written in now fading pencil draft, crossed sentences on many supports.Christopher Tolkien underlines the main differences, with all of his father s source material at hands, between the drafts and the final version.You ll discover that Aragorn had many names, Theoden had a daughter for a little while, an analysis of the evolution of the maps and other tidbits of alternative what ifs which are really neat to know.This book is really for people who want to dig eveninto Tolkien s world and love to readacademic oriented works as it s very complete with many notes Insightful, illuminating, fascinating. Another collection of manuscripts showing the development of The Lord of the Rings, which proved just as helpful to me in understanding the mind of this highly influential author Again, this is only for the die hards but there s a lot of people who fit that category, and I predict soon that we ll get lots of interpretations of Tolkien that will be absolute bunk, so let s note some stuff First off, I noticed that the way Tolkien writes, it is as though he thought of it as his duty not to invent Another collection of manuscripts showing the development of The Lord of the Rings, which proved just as helpful to me in understanding the mind of this highly influential author Again, this is only for the die hards but there s a lot of people who fit that category, and I predict soon that we ll get lots of interpretations of Tolkien that will be absolute bunk, so let s note some stuff First off, I noticed that the way Tolkien writes, it is as though he thought of it as his duty not to invent the world of Middle Earth so much as to discover it This is one of the reasons the book has such weight it feels like Tolkien thought the world had to be a certain way, whether he wanted it to be that way or not, and that has a huge impact It certainly makes things weird, but I think it explains the uncompromising nature of the project.Second, the most fascinating thing about this book is the fact that Tolkien clearly didn t know where he was going While many people highlight his perfectionism, pointing out that he wouldn t just copy and paste, and would always start over, this is only half the truth Tolkien really did lean heavily on what he had already written and that s evident here Some of the funnest portions are the bits where, after having decided that Boromir should try to take the ring from Frodo, he ponders in the manuscripts completely different outcomes This shows that Tolkien was not at all sure where things would go, and thus any interpretation of the book that presupposes some grand platonic scheme in Tolkien s mind before he wrote the books must be discounted It also shows, in my opinion, that Tolkien wasplot centered than character centered.Here s some of the juiciest bits before they got to Lothlorien, Tolkien intended for Sam to find Gollum and enlist his help in finding the fleeing Frodo At that point Gollum leads them to Mordor where black riders arrive, turned into demonic eagles Frodo and Sam reach the crack, Gollum takes the ring, but Sam grabs Gollum and dies with him in the gulf. The idea of multiple spiders is also thought of at this point, as is the idea of Sam temporarily bearing the ring Also, when the ring is destroyed, wouldn t this have been cool Frodo standing on side of Fire Mountain holds up sword He now commands Ringwraiths and bids them be gone They fall to earth and vanish like wisps of smoke with a terrible wail 210 At the same time, Merry and Pippin meet Fangorn no orc attack , Legolas and Gimli get lost and are captured by Saruman, and Aragorn and Boromir go to Minas Tirith and when Denethor is killed, the men elect Aragorn, forcing Boromir to go to Saruman for help In some versions of this, Legolas and Gimli lose heart and head north, only to meet Gandalf Gandalf used mithril to escape Moria Saruman AND Sauron attack Minas Tirith at the same time, and Treebeard breaks the siege of Minas Tirith Tolkien even speculates on killing Boromir through Aragorn Pippin Saruman is dressed in a mud colored robe and told to beg for a day s digging.At this point, Lothlorien is written, and at one point Galadriel and Celeborne have white hair Frodo, I think, sees the vision at first alone, and then Sam is added Gimli gets a green stone from Galadriel, rather than Aragorn However, the story is otherwise the same as in the final version After this, we get another outlining As usual, Tolkien plans to have Aragorn and Boromir go to Minas Tirith together, where they come into conflict More importantly, Tolkien starts writing the ending of Frodo and Sam s adventures After some brief dialogue with Gollum s meeting with Sam and the two tracking down Frodo, he writes bits and pieces of Frodo s coma because of spider stings there are still multiple spiders and his capture after Sam takes the ring Gollum leads the orcs to Frodo s body and is tasked with hunting down Sam Sam s rescue of Frodo from Cirith Ungol is actually fairly close though this time Frodo uses the ring to escape and they kill an orc to get his armor for the visible Sam Frodo is separated from Sam in Mordor.At this point however, Tolkien decides upon a less dramatic breaking of the fellowship in which Boromir is killed, Merry and Pippin captured by orcs, and the three hunters pursue them Much stronger than Legolas and Gimli going across the plain When Pippin and Merry meet Treebeard, he talks about Tom Bombadil When Gandlaf returns, Tolkien ponders making Saruman the balrog.The first draft of the arrival at Rohan has no Wormtongue, and Theoden is just grouchy and reluctant to help Gandalf, not under enchantment as in the final version Eowyn, of course, is destined to marry Aragorn at this point.So, again, a special thanks to Christopher Tolkien for being such a good scholar I really do hope that these books are referenced as people write and interpret Tolkien "/>
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  • 512 pages
  • The Treason of Isengard: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Two
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
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