And we're continuing with Chapter 1! Topics for discussion will be posted within a few days, until then feel free to keep discussing the Prologue.
I'm throwing in my own answers here:First off, a simple and kind of obvious question: Have you read The Fellowship of the Ring before, or is this the first time for you?
*lol* Yeah, I have read it before. I've lost count of how many times... Certainly more than 10, it might even be more than 20. *yikes that's a lot of times!!*If you have read FotR before - then, have you read the Prologue before, or did you jump right into the first chapter? If you skipped the Prologue, why?
I read the Prologue the first times I read the book, so maybe two or three times. After that I skipped it and started with Chapter 1... Why? Because I knew what was said in the Prologue and just wanted the adventure, not the history (at that particular time).I know that many LotR fans love the Elves - but I also know fans who just love the Hobbits! (Vene, where are you? *g*) What about you? Do you like the Hobbits, in general or based on what you read about this week?
Yes, I do like the Hobbits. They are small and cute and cuddly. *g* Just kidding. Seriously though, even though I personally like the Elves the best, I find the courage and the joy of living among the Hobbits to be most admirable and inspiring. And just like Eia, I adore Sam! He's one of my favourite characters in the whole story.The Shire sounds like a wonderful country, don't you think? It's green and peaceful, the inhabitants mostly care about food, drink, smoking pipe-weed, and spending time with family and friends. Would this be a perfect place for you? Or do you think it's just plain boring?
I would say this sounds like the perfect place for me to spend a week or two on vacation. But I couldn't live there permanently. Sure, living a peaceful life with the persons you care about the most is really something nice - but I need more to happen. If I was a Hobbit, I would be one of the rebellious, adventurous ones... Is there anything else you'd like to say about the Prologue?
Yes. I'm ashamed of the fact that I had forgotten half of what was written in there...
I love history, especially background history for fictional works like LotR. When I was in highschool I was blessed to have one of my best friends being as fanatic about LotR as I was, and we could talk for weeks about the family trees of the Elves and the stories in the Silmarillion
, and everything else. I was very happy to re-learn stuff about the history of the Hobbits this week.