In one of those nighttime conversations only possible during cuddles, my children bring up Lord of the Rings. (Yeah, I let 'em watch it. So call DSS) I actually don't mind them seeing something like LOTR, even though it considered over their age range, and has some dark stuff in it. But you know, this world has even darker things in it, and Middle Earth isn't even real. (I have endevoured for years for my kids to always know the difference.)
Resident girly-girl Nora Smith, age 5, explains to me why she likes Legolas so much:
#1- He's so sewious!
#2- He's so expewienced!
#3- I want to watch Lord of Da Wings because of Legolas, I just can't stop thinking about him. Ohhhhhhh......!
A woman of simple tastes, Hannah Boo says she likes Legolas because of his hair. ( It is very well kept.)
Emma, who loves things dark and sinister, prefers the Uruk-Hai, all the goblins, and is especially fond of the "D-warf", Gimli. The Balrog scared the badoody out of her, because he was "ginormous".
Me? Seems clear to me that the real hero of LOTR is none other than our own Mr. Samwise Gamgee. He did what no one else could do, remained true the whole time doing it, and everyone else's labors would have been in vain were it not for him. To me there is no question.
What about you, all two of you? Who's your favorite, and don't forget the why, it's as important as the answer.
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