Tell your happy ending story!
The Happy Endings Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!
We saw the first Hobbit movie this weekend. And while I’m still wondering how Peter Jackson is going to get three! entire movies out of one rather slight book, I did enjoy it. Even if, or maybe because, a couple of the extended fight scenes looked like they belonged in video games. (I love a good video game!)
But about hobbits and happy endings. Or endings. In romance, we love a happy ending. The happy ever after is what we crave. But in stories, it’s not always the “right and proper” ending to the tale.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, when the hobbits visit Bilbo in Rivendell, many, many years after his adventures in The Hobbit, they discuss the ending of Bilbo’s book. Bilbo says that:
Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?
It will do well, if it ever comes to that, said Frodo.
Ah! said Sam. And where will they live? That’s what I often wonder.
What happens after the end of the story? Do they live happily ever after? In The Lord of the Rings, we find out. Evil is conquered, but the conquerors pay a high price. In the movie, we see the happy ending of one of the great love stories: Aragorn and Arwen.
In the appendices, we read the cost. The “Doom of Arwen”. Arwen gave up immortality to marry Aragorn. She lived 2,690 years before he was born, but survived him by less than a year.
We don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone. That’s an ending that gives me chills.
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