Saturday, April 13, 2013

Strider! Hermeneutic of Rupture! LOL!

Then Aragorn entered first and the others followed. And there at the door were two guards in the livery of the Citadel; one tall, but the other scarce the height of a boy; and when he saw them he cried aloud in surprise and joy.

'Strider! How splendid! Do you know, I guessed it was you in the black ships. But they were all shouting corsairs and wouldn't listen to me. How did you do it?'

Aragorn laughed, and took the hobbit by the hand. 'Well met indeed!' He said. 'But there is not time yet for travellers' tales.'

But Imrahil said to Eomer: 'Is it thus that we speak to our kings? Yet maybe he will wear his crown in some other name!'

And Aragorn, hearing him, turned and said: 'Verily, for in the high tongue of old I am Elessar, the Elfstone, and the Renewer:' and he lifted from his breast the green stone that lay there. 'But Strider shall be the name of my house, if that be ever established. In the high tongue it will not sound so ill, and Telcontar I will be and all the heirs of my body.'

--The Return of the King: Book V: Chapter 8 - The Houses of Healing

The fake humble Aragorn referring to himself in mere ranger fashion...sheesh, when is he going to refer to himself as Elassar, the Elfstone, and stop it with this damn banalized simplified ranger Strider Telcontar business. Some king that Tolkien envisioned! Bah!


Paul Stilwell said...

Oh! Oh! The palantir!

Rorate Caeli! Little Denethors!

Little Denethors! Using the Palantir! The palantir = the internet!

I know! LOL!

Belfry Bat said...

That's odd; "palantir" is just the Sindarin homologue of the greco-latin "television"...