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Sam's speech to Frodo in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'

by ebreilly

From "On the previous page, we posited assumptions for thinking productively about fictional representations of media violence. We spoke about the differences between the effects of violence versus the meanings and sociocultural context of violence. And we asserted that, with regard to fictional texts, violence is rarely without meaning. Rather, it often serves to move the narrative forward, to reveal character, and to shed light on circumstance. Moreover, fictional works, especially those belonging to popular culture, reflect violence as a fundamental aspect of human experience. One cultural text that enjoyed immense popular (as well as critical) success was Peter Jackson's trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001-3)... we use the example of the violent conflict... to understand how to assess fictional representations of violence... The violence also suggests a symbolic power struggle. (In this video)... Sam (speaks to) Frodo...Sam's optimism about the fate of power can be compared to Smeagol's complete lack of optimism or pessimism. In all Tolkien's stories based in Middle Earth, power rises and falls. That is, it might be vanquished, but evil will rise again. The One Ring is sought by all to be worn and become so powerful as to become invisible, or to be destroyed so that the seduction of power is annihilated. This scene suggests that violence is a symptom of the interaction of larger, more ancient, and more powerful forces."

Sam's speech to Frodo in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'

Sam speaks to Frodo who has nearly given up on the quest to get rid of the One Ring in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' (2002)

from Sam's speech (2002 / 2007)
Creator: Peter Jackson / youtube user shinigamidesu
Posted by ebreilly