Monday, June 16, 2014

The Two Towers: Book 3 Discussion Post

Sorry again about the delay!

Random Thoughts:

-   How come Merry and Pippin were surprised to see Gandalf alive?

-    I love the Gimli and Legolas are friends. It took a lot of forgiving and forgetting to do that, especially since Legolas's dad imprisoned Gimli's dad for a while. 

Discussion Questions
Link up your answers below!

1.    Do you like how the book is split? Book 3 is all about Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, and book 4 is all about Frodo and Sam.

2.    What differences between the book and movie do you like?

3.    What differences between the book and movie do you dislike?

4.    Why do you think Grima Wormtongue threw the Palantir out the window?

5.    Have you noticed any differences in character from Gandalf the Grey to Gandalf the White?

6.    What was your favorite moment or scene in the book?

7.    Magic always has to have constraints. If it didn't, we'd want all the problems to be solved with magic. There is some powerful magic in Lord of the Rings. How do you think it works? What are the constraints? Why doesn't Gandalf just transport the ring to the Mount Doom or wipe out the armies with magic?

8.     I feel like Tolkien wasn't a fan of technology or machinery. Did you pick up on any of that?

No twitter chat this time, but you can still follow along with #LotRreadalong for quotes and thoughts on the book.

We'll be doing a Discussion Post on Book 4 with Jenni on June 30.

1 comment:

  1. What about your answers?! I want to read what you think.