Lothlórien (scene)

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Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Gimli and Frodo and Sam.jpg
Scene number31 (theatrical)
37 (extended)
Duration 06:26 (theatrical)
03:12 (extended)
Event The Fellowship encounters the Elves of Lothlórien
Characters Haldir, Frodo, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Sam, Merry, Pippin
The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
Caras Galadhon

Lothlórien is the thirty-first scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the thirty-seventh of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition). This scene was extended in the latter edition.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The Fellowship enters a woodland. Gimli tells the hobbits to stay close; he has heard that a great Elf-witch lives in those woods. As he is doing so, Frodo hears the voice of Galadriel in his head, telling him that he "brings great evil" with him. Gimli boasts that he will not be ensnared by her, and as he finishes speaking, he sees knocked bows right before his face, aimed by Elves. This is the same for all members of the Fellowship. Haldir appears and says "the dwarf breathes so loud we could have shot him in the dark".

Later, Haldir formally receives the Fellowship on a platform in the trees at night. He greets Legolas and Aragorn warmly in Sindarin, because they are known to him. Gimli is somewhat disgruntled by this, and insults Haldir, but is rebuked by Aragorn for doing so. Haldir tells them they may not go further, on account of Frodo carrying the Ring.

As Aragorn implores Haldir to aid them, Frodo sees the other members of the Fellowship looking at him as though blaming him for their predicament. Boromir tries to comfort Frodo, telling him that Gandalf would not want him to give up hope.

You carry a heavy burden, Frodo. Don't carry the weight of the dead.
Boromir to Frodo, of Gandalf

Frodo contemplates these words, and while doing so, Haldir tells the Fellowship that they are to follow him.

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