LOTR:The Return of the King...my favorite character?  

nightguy1961 55M
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8/5/2005 9:15 am

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LOTR:The Return of the King...my favorite character?

I couldn't sleep this morning, so turned on the tube. I caught the last hour of The Return of the King.

IMHO, one of the best movies ever made from one of the greatest books ever written. Watching it again reminded me of a conversation with friends after seeing it for the first time.

We were sitting around discussing the movie and what and who were their favorites (No surprise, the ladies went w/ Viggo Mortensen or Orlando Bloom; guys w/ Liv Tyler)

I kept my mouth shut, smiling secretly. Everybody had a guess.

Araegon-good guess, but no.

Gandolf - my lady said that because that what I'll look like when I'm old.

My favorite character....Sam.

Why Sam? All of the other characters had powers and abilities for the tasks. All Sam wanted to do was follow his friend and help him. Sam thought he was ordinary, but he was wrong. Sam had the heart that I wish I had only a quarter of for myself.

When Sam tells his friend "Sir, I cannot carry your burden. But I can surely carry you!", I thought to myself:

I would give all that I had to have such a friend. I would pay any price to be such a friend to my friends.

Made me think: this world is not sustained by warriors or wizards, but by those who silently serve and work for the good of all those around them.

Just my opinion....

Dedicated to my daughter-in-law, 'Sam', loving wife to my son and devoted mother to my grandson...from 'the old man'

rm_His_cille 40F
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8/26/2005 12:49 am

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