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  1. Lord of the RingThe Two Towers BOOK 3

  2. The Two Towers – Book 3Plot Summary • Death of Boromir • Ents • Return of Gandalf • Rohan / Helm’s Deep • Fall of Saruman

  3. The Two Towers – Book 3Plot Structure • Chap 1-2 • Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Eomer • Chap 3-4 • Merry, Pippin, orcs • Chap 5-7 • Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Eomer, Gandalf, Theoden • Chap 8-11 • Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Gandalf, Theoden, Merry, Pippin

  4. The Two Towers – Book 3New Characters Treebeard Theoden Elmer, Eowyn Saruman Wormtongue

  5. The Two Towers – Book 3Monsters and other Creatures • Ents • Huorns • Orcs

  6. The Two Towers – Book 3Important Objects • Broach dropped by Pippin • Palantir

  7. The Two Towers – Book 3Four-dimensional world of Ents • Ents see world in terms of its history, make us aware of importance of past events to present • Quote re/ hill • Ents slow like growth of trees • Quote re/ hasty • Ents are dying race, no Entwives • Ents are like MacBeth’s Byrnam wood moving as real it were real

  8. The Two Towers – Book 3Settings Spring -- rebirth • Boromir redeemed in death • Rousing of the Ents • Theoden comes forth to war • Gandalf comes back Places which become involved again • Fangorn • Rohin

  9. Rohan Horseback riders Honor heroic actions and/or death Fangorn Last March of the Ents Slow to anger then deadly The Two Towers – Book 3New Worlds

  10. The Two Towers – Book 3Themes • Coming back to life, Legends • Gandalf, Theoden, Ents • Heroic ideal, going down fighting • Theoden, Last march of the Ents • Power of Laughter • Courtesy/discourtesy, hospitality • Wormtongue discourteous, Saruman falsely • Ents hospitable • Choices • Boromir, Theoden, Saruman, Wormtongue

  11. The Two Towers – Book 3Parallels • Saruman held Gandalf prisoner, now Gandalf holds Saruman prisoner

  12. The Two Towers – Book 3Motifs • Songs in Rohan • Elegies or Heroic poems • Songs of Memory • Glory as antidote to death