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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?

[User Picture]From: shirebound
2008-05-03 02:16 pm (UTC)
That is a very odd chapter indeed, and I always wondered why Tom lives so close to the Barrows. The hobbits' dreams there are intriguing, and the fact that they were given slippers to wear on their feet, and yes, Frodo seems rather enamored of Goldberry! :D
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[User Picture]From: dreamflower02
2008-05-03 06:56 pm (UTC)
Hmm...maybe he lives close to them so that it's easier to keep them under control?

And those slippers--yes, that's odd...

Edited at 2008-05-03 06:57 pm (UTC)
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