“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” from Book 1, Strider, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
In order to obtain something, we must work hard and have perseverance. We must also believe in ourselves, although at times we might not. Aragorn wanted to obtain something; he had to work hard, have perseverance and believe in himself and the outcome of the situations around him. Sometimes he did not.
But he had to travel from point A to Z in order to be king, in order to marry the woman he loved, Arwen, and to be the protector along with others in the process of getting rid of a ring so powerful. He also had to do battle with people set out to do evil. Pressure, he felt it. Loyalty, he got it. Anger, he knew. In the end, the one indeed that was crownless became king.
Mr. Tolkien’s novel is filled with wonders and fascination. It is so interesting and marvelous that one man’s imagination brought about a book that was wonderful to read. I saw the movies first but did not like them. I read the book, re-watched the movies and I loved them. Viggo Mortensen played Aragorn well.
Do you have what it takes to accomplish what you want?
“The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put in, or have cut out practically all references to anything like ‘religion’ to ‘cults or practices’, in the imaginary world. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism.” J. R. R. Tolkien in Letter No. 142