The Tolkien Road

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0167 – The Hobbit – Ch19 – The Last Stage

Concerning “The Last Stage”, from auctioning Bag-End to Bilbo’s afterthought…

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Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 6:45)…

  • May 1st: Arriving in Rivendell
  • Song of the Elves: “The dragon is withered”
  • The White Council (Gandalf and Elrond  convo)
  • “Sing all Ye joyful”
  • The Last Road
  • Trolls gold
  • Coming to the Shire → Roads go ever on and on
  • The auction
  • Losing property
  • Losing reputation
  • Years later…
  • Balin’s visit / Update on Erebor / Dale / Laketown
  • The moral ⇒ The old songs prove true
  • Tolkien’s word on what The Hobbit is about…
  • Haiku
  • Correspondence

Other items discussed…

John’s books…

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