In honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Hobbit", this week is known as Tolkien Week! It celebrates the author, J.R.R. Tolkien and his wonderful literary compositions dealing with Middle Earth; The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle Earth.
Today I will be sharing my favorite character who Tolkien created!!
"There is always hope."
- Aragorn, son of Arathorn
He is my favorite Tolkien character! He has such a rich history, being born to a broken line, refusing to be king and being raised by elves. His lineage was hidden from him and Aragorn was actually called "Estel" when he lived in Rivendell, until he was twenty and Elrond told him the truth. He's a noble character and possessed an elven wisdom. He is also a skilled healer. Although Aragorn doubted his own strength to become king, he knew it was his destiny to become King.
I love the rich background Tolkien wrote for Aragorn and the trials of his life. He fought in many battles, and saw so many things. He fell in love with Arwen and eventually married her. Their love story is breathtaking and if you've never read it, you should read it in the Appendices of "The Return of the King". (There's so much information back there!)
I love how Aragorn presents himself as Strider to the hobbits and the mystery surrounding him. Such a wonderful character who changes so much throughout the story! Arwen is a lucky elf. :)
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Who is your favorite character from Tolkien's works?
Stay tuned for tomorrow, Peter Jackson will be revealing his new trailer for "The Hobbit" and I'll be sharing some more wonderful Tolkien stuff! :D