I find myself urging many people in my life to make decisions. Life is easier when you do. If you don’t, you’ll do things halfway without knowing whether or not you really want to do them. And that’s not okay.
And now, the Fellowship must decide what to do. But that won’t be as easy as it should be.
Boromir advises that they all make for Minas Tirith, and seems to suggest that destroying the ring isn’t in their best interests. Frodo is suspicious of ulterior motives at play. But, to bed with you!
In the morning, elves arrive to help them with their arrangements. They come bearing a sort of cake-bread, which Gimli dismisses until he tries it. Then, he eats a lot of it.
-Lembas: Cakey bread that fills you up. Delicious!
And there it is, everyone’s favorite magical bread. Supposedly, only a small bite is enough to fill you up as if it were a full meal. Whenever I think of it, it sounds like something that Willy Wonka came up with.
Lembas is also known as “waybread”, presumably because it’s bread that you eat upon your way.
Actually, that might not be true. But it makes sense to me.
Fellowship of the LATE: 94 pages
Okay, so what’s Boromir hiding? He wants to use the ring against Sauron. Because that will totally work. Elrond told him off it back in the Council, but apparently the opinion of ONE OF THE WISEST BEINGS IN MIDDLE-EARTH has no bearing anymore. And even in the last chapter, Frodo learned that the ring can only be used according to one’s own power. Sure, Boromir is probably more “powerful” than Frodo right now, but he’d still be corrupted. It happens to everyone.
All of this goes to prove one thing about Boromir: HE’S JUST NOT THAT GOOD.
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The Middle-earth cookbook is basically just lembas. Who needs anything more?
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