Quote of the Week 1/9/23

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another quote! So the other day I was watching The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, and there was a quote that I though, “Hey, I’ll use that for my next Quote of the Week!” But now that I’m actually writing it, I’ve completely forgotten whatever that quote is. The Hobbit trilogy has many great quotes, so now I can’t be sure of which one it was. However, that won’t stop me from using one. Take a look!

“Farewell, Master Burglar. Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.” – Thorin (Battle of the Five Armies)

This quote is just…UGH! I read the book first (of course), and the three character deaths at the end weren’t as…er…soul-crushing as they are in the movies (in my opinion). In the books, it is mentioned in passing that Kili and his brother Fili are killed in battle, and then Thorin gets a small scene before he dies. I was bummed when it happened, but when I watched the movie, it took me a while to get over those death scenes, haha! In fact, I haven’t watched that movie since just because Thorin’s death scene is literally one of the worst I’ve ever seen. This quote is kind of like a punch to the gut when it’s put into context…

What do you think about this quote? Let me know in the comments below!

And as always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Week 1/9/23

  1. Thorin’s death scene was pretty moving – had a bit of Moses viewing the Promised Land before he died about it, in my view. But it is also quite gut-wrenching.

    I wish I could recall where I read it, but Fili and Kili (and Eomer and Eowyn) actually fulfill an Anglo-Saxon tradition we have forgotten but which Tolkien knew. This was that an uncle had a very special relationship with his nephews and nieces; there is a fragment from a saga (I *wish* I could remember where I read about it first) that has a character stumbling over the deceased nephew of one of the warriors and exclaiming, “[X’s] sister-son! It is as the old sagas say! Ever shall the sister-son ride to the protection of his uncle in his hour of need!”

    I am, unfortunately, poorly paraphrasing it, but that is why Fili and Kili die defending Thorin in *The Hobbit.” It is why Eomer and Eowyn have a special relationship with Theoden and one reason why it is fitting that Eowyn comes to defend Theoden from the Witchking.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Princess Geek

      I love that you bring that up! I did not know that before, and thinking about it in that light actually brings a new perspective. Thank you for reading and commenting! 💜

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s