|Thoughts on Book 1, Chapter 7, "In the House of Tom Bombadil"
||[May. 3rd, 2008|09:08 am]
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Chapter 7, “In The House of Tom Bombadil” seems to have a sort of dreamy, other-world feel to it; even though their journey’s barely begun, it has the feeling of being the sort of refuge that Rivendell and Lothlorien are. It’s a sort of out of time place--in fact, for the first time, I noticed something.|
Like Galadriel in Lothlorien, Tom’s the Master of his Realm, and he is faced with the Ring, and he passes the test. Unlike Galadriel, Tom does not even seem to be remotely tempted.
Frodo is rather strangely garrulous there, while Merry, Pippin and Sam all seem uncharacteristically silent.
And what’s with Frodo’s reaction to Goldberry? He seems to have been rather taken with her, doesn’t he?