The History of The Lord of the Rings: Many Partings

Unlike the previous two chapters so alike from first draft to final, this one has many changes. Gandalf makes special note of Frodo and Sam at the feast following Theoden’s funeral. The wizard does not want anyone to forget them … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Houses of Healing

At first, Gandalf was the one who finds Merry wandering alone in the streets of Minas Tirith after the defeat of the Witch-king and Théoden’s death. Tolkien considered using a quite interesting passage regarding the king’s body. After it was … Continue reading