Tolkien Gateway

The Grey Havens

(Difference between revisions)
m (Bot Message: changing link to Samwise Gamgee)
m (BrE)
 
(9 intermediate revisions by 7 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{rotkchapters}}
+
{{chapter
'''The Grey Havens''' is the ninth and final chapter, of the sixth and final book, of [[The Return of the King]], the final volume of [[The Lord of the Rings]].
+
| image=Ted Nasmith - Departure at the Grey Havens.jpg
 +
| title=The Grey Havens
 +
| book=The Return of the King
 +
| number=19
 +
| event=The [[Ring-bearers]] depart into the West.
 +
| date=[[4 November]] {{TA|3019|n}}-[[6 October]] {{TA|3021|n}}
 +
| location=[[Grey Havens]]
 +
| perspective=[[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]]
 +
| previous=The Scouring of the Shire
 +
}}
 +
'''The Grey Havens''' is the ninth and final chapter of the second book of ''[[The Return of the King]]'', the final volume of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
  
===Summary===
+
==Summary==
Now that [[the Shire]]'s brief police state overthrown, the [[Hobbits]] rebuild the villages of the region. [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] opens the box [[Galadriel]] gave him and finds a small silver seed, which he plants. In the [[Party Field]], a [[Mallorn]] springs up to replace the old tree that was cut down. Many children are born that year. [[Merry]] and [[Pippin]] become heroes in the Shire, but [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] quietly retires. That spring, Sam marries [[Rosie Cotton]], [[Farmer Cotton]]’s daughter, and they live at [[Bag End]] with Frodo.
+
Now that [[the Shire]]'s brief police state had been overthrown,<ref>{{RK|Scouring}}</ref> the [[Hobbits]] rebuilt the villages of the region. [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] opened the box [[Galadriel]] had given him<ref>{{FR|Farewell}}</ref> and found a small silver seed, which he planted. In the [[Party Field]], a [[Mallorn]] sprang up to replace the old tree that had been cut down. Many children were born that year. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] became heroes in the Shire, but [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] quietly retired. That spring, Sam married [[Rose Cotton|Rose Cotton]], [[Tolman Cotton Senior|Farmer Cotton]]'s daughter, and they lived at [[Bag End]] with Frodo.
  
Frodo decides to travel to [[Rivendell]] to see [[Bilbo Baggins]]. Frodo entrusts to Sam a history of the War, written in part by Bilbo. Frodo, Sam, and others set out. As they enter the [[Woody End]], they meet [[Elrond]] and [[Galadriel]], who now wear two of the [[Three Rings| Three Elven Rings]]. Riding slowly behind the two elves is Bilbo himself. Sam and Frodo accompany the travelers to the Great Sea. When they reach the gates of the Grey Havens, they find [[Gandalf]] waiting for them. Beyond him is a great white ship, ready to sail to the West across the sea.
+
Frodo decided to travel to [[Rivendell]] to see [[Bilbo Baggins]]. Frodo entrusted to Sam a history of the War, written in part by Bilbo. Frodo, Sam, and others set out. As they entered the [[Woody End]], they met [[Elrond]] and [[Galadriel]], who now wore two of the [[Three Rings|Three Elven Rings]]. Riding slowly behind the two elves was Bilbo himself. Sam and Frodo accompanied the travellers to the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]]. When they reached the gates of the [[Grey Havens]], they found [[Gandalf]], wearing the [[Narya|last]] of the Three Rings, waiting for them. Beyond him was a great white ship, ready to sail to the West across the sea.
  
Pippin and Merry appear, wishing to be present at Frodo’s departure. Frodo sadly bids farewell to his three friends and boards the ship. Gandalf entreats the three hobbits to enjoy each other’s friendship as they quietly return to the Shire. Sam enters his warm home, where he finds Rosie waiting. She puts their young daughter, [[Elanor]], in his lap, and Sam draws a deep breath and says, "Well, I'm back."
+
Pippin and Merry appeared, wishing to be present at Frodo's departure. Frodo sadly bade farewell to his three friends, kissed them, and boarded the ship. Gandalf entreated the three hobbits to enjoy each other's friendship as they quietly returned to the Shire. Sam entered his warm home, where he found Rosie waiting. She put their young daughter, [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]], in his lap, and Sam drew a deep breath and said, "Well, I'm back."
 +
{{references}}
 
[[Category:The Return of the King chapters|Grey Havens]]
 
[[Category:The Return of the King chapters|Grey Havens]]

Latest revision as of 13:51, 14 February 2018

Ted Nasmith - Departure at the Grey Havens.jpg
The Grey Havens
Chapter of The Return of the King
Number19
Synopsis
EventThe Ring-bearers depart into the West.
Date4 November 3019-6 October 3021
LocationGrey Havens
PerspectiveSamwise
Navigation
<  The Scouring of the Shire

The Grey Havens is the ninth and final chapter of the second book of The Return of the King, the final volume of The Lord of the Rings.

[edit] Summary

Now that the Shire's brief police state had been overthrown,[1] the Hobbits rebuilt the villages of the region. Sam opened the box Galadriel had given him[2] and found a small silver seed, which he planted. In the Party Field, a Mallorn sprang up to replace the old tree that had been cut down. Many children were born that year. Merry and Pippin became heroes in the Shire, but Frodo quietly retired. That spring, Sam married Rose Cotton, Farmer Cotton's daughter, and they lived at Bag End with Frodo.

Frodo decided to travel to Rivendell to see Bilbo Baggins. Frodo entrusted to Sam a history of the War, written in part by Bilbo. Frodo, Sam, and others set out. As they entered the Woody End, they met Elrond and Galadriel, who now wore two of the Three Elven Rings. Riding slowly behind the two elves was Bilbo himself. Sam and Frodo accompanied the travellers to the Great Sea. When they reached the gates of the Grey Havens, they found Gandalf, wearing the last of the Three Rings, waiting for them. Beyond him was a great white ship, ready to sail to the West across the sea.

Pippin and Merry appeared, wishing to be present at Frodo's departure. Frodo sadly bade farewell to his three friends, kissed them, and boarded the ship. Gandalf entreated the three hobbits to enjoy each other's friendship as they quietly returned to the Shire. Sam entered his warm home, where he found Rosie waiting. She put their young daughter, Elanor, in his lap, and Sam drew a deep breath and said, "Well, I'm back."

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"