Which part of the chapter did you like the most?
Well this is easy - of course the part when Sam was caught eavesdropping (There ain't no eaves at Bag End, and thats a fact.
)We got to read a lot about Gollum and the Ring. What do you think about getting so much background information at once - is it interesting or just boring/tiresome?
I think that the information is very nessesary because without it we could not underestand the things that follow and well the things that follow would probably have also been different. I think that Frodos reactions to the story keep it from getting boring, it feels more like two people talking rather than one telling a long story to the other.In this chapter, we meet Frodo, Sam and Gandalf properly for the first time. What is your impression of them?
If you have seen the movie, did you get some other impression of them the first time you watched it, compared to when you read about them?
Frodo is shown to be an untypical hobbit - talking to strange folk, celebrating Bilbos birthday, wanting to go wandering it all differes from what we have learnt how a typical hobbit is.
Sam seems somehow naive (with his belief in dragons, tree people, and wanting to see elves and the fear of being turned into a toad). We do know that dragons and tree people do exist and so on but the surroundings and the way others interact with him makes him seem naive or even child like.
Gandalf gives the impression of a very wise old man but now and again there is a hint of something darker/deeper in him, but we don't really get to know how dark/deep because he awoids the questions that are directly about him.
And since I still haven't had time to rewatch the movie then I'll skip this part for the moment.Do you have a favourite piece of dialogue from this chapter?
There are several places that I like:
"There's only one Dragon in Bywater, and that's Green,..."
"Eavesdropping, sir? I don't follow you, begging your pardon. There ain't no eaves at Bag End, and thats a fact."
"Me, sir!" cried Sam, springing up like a dog invited for a walk. "Me go and see Elves and all! Hooray!" he shouted, and then burst into tears.Is there anything else about Chapter 2 that you want to discuss or mention?
I think that this is one of the most important chapters in this book as it gives the backround to the story and also the "colour" of the story to come.
"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." - Mark Twain