I have so many questions but so little answers, help?

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I have so many questions but so little answers, help?

Postby Callan38 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:42 am

So I did a movie marathon the other day with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and I did not regret it even though I've seen the 3 movies many times,
it took almost 9 hours of my life haha!
But anyways, when I finished watching The return of the King, not going to lie... I did cry,
I questioned myself, why didn't the dwarven race and the elven race help in the battle of the Pelennor Fields?
Were the dwarves busy? Because i know that Gimli isn't the only dwarf left.
What about the elves, did they all go to the undying lands?

I've still got so many questions hahaha, But i'll leave it at that :)
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Re: I have so many questions but so little answers, help?

Postby Gungnir » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:06 am

There aren't many dwarves or Elves in that part of Middle-Earth (Gondor). What the film doesn't show but is mentioned in the books is that, at the same time as Sauron's forces assaulted Minas Tirith, there were also assaults on Lothlorien and Dale/Erebor, the two nearest elven and dwarvish population centres respectively. So the elves and dwarves were too busy fighting their own battles to come to the aid of Gondor.

Peter Jackson had toyed with the idea of filming scenes from these battles for inclusion in ROTK but obviously thought better of it.

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Re: I have so many questions but so little answers, help?

Postby siddharth » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:56 am

Did you watch the EE?
I believe Legolas says to Gimli something like " your kinsmen are busy with their own fight. War marches on their lands"

I wish there wete a few more references to these other battles.

And no. Not all the Elves didn't leave.

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Re: I have so many questions but so little answers, help?

Postby Callan38 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:44 pm

Thanks guys, i really appreciate it :)
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Re: I have so many questions but so little answers, help?

Postby Luthriel_Greenleaf » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:53 pm

Shoo, the Grey Havens' scene breaks my heart every time. But I have a question: did Legolas return to Mirkwood after the war of the ring? What compelled him to establish a small realm of his own? I don't think it was clear, at least to me, when I read it.
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