Off of the top of my head, I only know the answer to three of these questions.
But what I do remember is the significant impact these books (and Ayn Rand's books) had on me. I remember: 1. The tremendous gratitude I had toward Sam. 2. The soul-wrenching sadness I felt for Frodo. 3. The absence of fairness in the world. 4. The understanding I gained that things change, and some things fade into the past without regard for their goodness or evil. 5. The anger I felt for the common man and his self-absorption and total lack of gratitude. 6. The love I felt for the Fellowship, and for the many good beings who came and went in the books. Tolkien always maintained that there was no message in this trilogy+1, that it was just a story. I do not believe this, but this approach certainly kept him out of a lot of stupid discussions. There was a message there for me, and I am grateful for that. Jon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gary Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 6:34 PM Subject: [ZION] The Two Towers (LOTR) > Okay, then let me give you this test and see how well you really > remember them... > > 1) What is Gollum's real name? > 2) What is the name of the king's evil advisor? > 3) What is an Ent? > 4) Who is Gollum's friend that helps him? > 5) How does Frodo escape the tower? > 6) How many palantiri are there total, and how many are known of by the > end of book 3? > 7) What army does Aragorn raise to help him win a major battle? > > That should do it. If you can answer these questions, then I agree that > you remember the books remarkably well. My wife says no cheating by > peeking in a book for the answers, or asking any other source. Also, if > you send the answers to this list, make sure to warn everyone that there > is spoiler information involved. > > K'aya K'ama, > Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www > .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html > "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - > Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > Jon: > Look, I read these books 39 years ago. I still remember them very well, > thank you. I don't have to read them this year. Stop picking on me! > (Let's see: 19-11 = 8) > > Jon > > > ________________________________________________________________ > Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today > Only $9.95 per month! > Visit www.juno.com > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================