So today I finally finished reading the book! And I have to say I’m extremely happy I gave the book a second chance. In my family, my sister is the one who is crazy about Lord of the Rings. She basically forced me to read the books 4 years ago, and while I enjoyed them more than the movies, I still wasn’t too excited about them, I just had a neutral posture: I don’t like them, but I don’t dislike them either.
Reading the first book for a second time was better. I finally learned to appreciate all the details, I got to know the characters more, and in a few words, I simply enjoyed the reading much, much more.
So for this final part I have to say, that I really liked how our fellowship found one last resting place in Lothlorien. Another Elfish landscape that makes me fall in love with Elves all over again! At first, I didn’t like the fact that they were planning to have Gimli entering with his eyes covered. I mean, that is so rude, mean, and it is discrimination, but the way Aragorn solved the issue was genius! He said that Gimli was one of them, so if he wasn’t allowed to look, then no one should look, and that was perfect for me. A good way to solve the conflict, to respect Gimli and not make him feel bad.
I also liked the appearance of Lady Galadriel. Her mirror, also reminded me in a way, of our Harry Potter’s Mirror of Erised. It shows you something but you shouldn’t completely believe what you see. Also, I liked how Galadriel, like Gandalf, wasn’t tempted about getting the Ring. She is wise, she has strong will and knows what’s the best thing to do.
In this part of the story, we are also introduced to the lembas bread and the coats that the Elves gave to the Fellowship. I remember that when I saw the movie for the first time, I really wanted to be an Elf so I could eat lembas and wear those amazing pieces of clothing. I particularly remember the leaf brooch, and how pretty it is. So these three things made me like the Elves more, and it was great to read about it in the book.
And finally, the last part of the book was simply great. In the last pages J.R.R. Tolkien manages to set a final conflict: Boromir falling for the Ring and Frodo escaping, that kept me reading until the very end. The books end in a good way and perfectly sets a continuation.
I’m glad I read this book again! Now I have to borrow the second book from my sister again! I really feel like finishing the trilogy.