A little personal and a little political

Hold on to something

I was watching the 2nd part of my favorite film trilogy, Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers. Towards the end, Samwise speaks something that is true through out the history. It is definitely worth some space on my blog.

FRODO: [Slowly and with despair] I can’t do this, Sam.

SAM: [Getting up slowly] I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be hThe ones that really maere. But we are. [He stands and leans against a wall, looking out into the distance.] It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. ttered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? [Images of the riders winning the battle against the Uruk-hai at Helm’s Deep] How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened?

THÉODEN: Victory! We have victory! [He raises his sword with a victorious cry]

SAM: But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. [The women and children welcome the men as they return. Éowyn runs up to Aragorn and embraces him, crying tears of relief.] Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. [Isengard is flooded. Merry and Pippin looks on from their perch on Treebeard. On the balcony, Saruman stumbles back into his chamber] And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. They kept going because they were holding on to something.

FRODO: What are we holding on to, Sam?

SAM: There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

Source: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Two-Towers.html


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This entry was posted on December 26, 2010 by in English, Movies.
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