• MY EDIT LOTR Frodo Baggins lotredit i know this quote is kind of killed but how come no one made stuff for frodo to it is beyond me so yep A MUST this silence he's wrapped in he suffers in he endures in there are moments at the beginning he talks about his fears he complains he exposes himself with all this vulnerability he is terrified he can't do it he won't he just wants to go home and then . . . and then he goes silent he keeps it all inside THIS BOILING MESS OF FEAR ANGER PAIN AND BURDEN and ring makes it DOUBLED TRIPLED ALL INTENSIFIED AND ADDS SO MUCH MORE: GREED CRUELTY PARANOIA VIOLENCE it happens behind the walls he hides himself in NO ONE IS ALLOWED what do you know about it? NOTHING - and then sam learns what it means to carry the ring EVEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE and his face says everything - IT'S SUCH A BURDEN IT'S SUCH A BURDEN AND YOU'RE ALONE A ALL ALONE WITH IT and yet it does not make him bitter it does not make him angry it does not make him demanding AND PULLING EVERYONE INTO THIS PAIN AND GRIEF he remains silent HE WRITES THE WHOLE BOOK ABOUT IT HE POURS IT ALL THOUGH IT HURTS IT STILL HURTS SO MUCH everything he went through but mostly SHAME AND GUILT partially it's on these pages BUT MOSTLY IT'S IN THESE SCARS HE KEEPS BENEATH HIS SKIN no one will ever see he goes for sam to live he holds bilbo's hand on this last journey as if his own fear loneliness mourning didn't matter and he sails on in silence and humility watson-sighs-and-tuts •


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