February 13th, 2008

Honour, Wisdom, Kindness and Courage: Théoden King of Rohan

Title: Honour, Wisdom, Kindness and Courage: Théoden King of Rohan
Author: the_stowaway
Character: Théoden King of Rohan
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (book!verse)
Spoilers: Does this even apply to a book published in 1954-55? *g*
Beta: viva_gloria
Author's Note: This essay concerns itself with the book, rather than the movies, for, while Peter Jackson will ever have my awed respect for his magnificent achievement, and while Bernard Hill was brilliant as Théoden, it is to the source text that my heart is given first, last and always. I read it first in 1966, and have re-read it at least once a year since. Each time it fills me with love and a renewed sense of wonder.

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