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Aragorn - Return of the King

Since the movie is essentially named for Aragorn he does exactly what the title says, becomes King. Though Denethor claims that he will, “not bow to this Ranger from the North” but Gandalf replies, “Who are you to stop the returning of the King?” Along with Legolas and Gandalf he travels to Isengard to confront Saruman and onto Edoras where he ‘parties’ with the Rohirrim and when Gandalf asks about Frodo he replies, “What does your heart tell you?” Théoden remarks to Éowyn, “He is a good man, it was not Théoden King of Rohan that lead our people to victory.”

When Pippin becomes enthralled by Sauron and the palantir, Aragorn doesn’t hesitate to take it off him and subject himself to such scrutiny and he even offers to ride to Minas Tirith to warn them but Gandalf simply replies – no you must come by another route.

He waits patiently for the beacons to be lit and when they are rushes into the great hall and rides off to war, “They have found their captain, they will follow you.” He figures out the Éowyn is coming with them to war but says nothing knowing that she wants her chance to fight for those that she loves.

He dreams about the death of Arwen and the shattering of the jewel and it awakened by a call to Théoden’s tent where Elrond awaits him, he grimaces when he hears that “Arwen is dying” and Elrond hands him the reforged sword, “Become who your were born to be…I give hope to that of men,” to which Aragorn replies, “I keep none for myself.” Elrond proceeds to tell Aragorn to claim the alliance of the dead who have been cursed, “Murders, thieves.

Aragorn tries to escape in the night but is way laid by Éowyn who he promptly tells, “You love but a shadow, I can not give you what you seek.” He even tries to escape Gimli, “We’re going with you lad,”  and so the trio leave going into the Mountain pass. When they reach the gates “The way is shut, it was made by the dead and the dead keep it,” the horses run away, feeling a great wind, Aragorn squares his shoulder and with a “I do not fear death” strides forward. He stands in front of the Dead King and claims their oath and allegiance, “What say you?” Together they take over the Corsair ships and ride into port and slaughter the remaining foes he releases the dead army from their curse and oath, it having been fulfilled.

Hopefully in the SE we get to see Aragorn healing Faramir, Éowyn and Merry and hence returning to Minas Tirith as King but as we see it he gathers an army to ride to the Black Gate, “We can give Frodo a chance,” “A diversion,” remarks the keen Elf. At the Black Gate the host stand waiting, wondering, Aragorn steps forward, armoured in Gondorian King splendour his banner waving in the wind, “I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me,” he spurs forward and confronts the Black Gate and Sauron and (SE) the Mouth of Sauron bandies words with them and the Black Gates open releasing the hoards of Orcs inside that quickly surround the Rohirrim/ Gondorian host. Soon the Nazgul come but the Eagles return and take care of them and as the battle continues they realise that the Ring has been destroyed and they all rejoice.

As Aragorn gets coronated he makes a very moving speech "This day does not belong to one man but to all. Let us together rebuild this world that we may share in the days of peace" and sings: “Er Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn’ Ambar-metta!” [Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come. In this place I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world.] When Legolas comes he tells the Elf is his late then sees Arwen and is amazed. The White Tree blooms sending cascading petals over the royal couple and he bows before the hobbits, “You bow to no one.” Here his tale ends in the story but he lives for another hundred years, has one son and many daughters and brings peace and prosperity not only to the Gondorian realm but also to that of Middle-earth. He retains his friendship with Legolas, Gimli, Éomer and the remaining Hobbits as well as giving Faramir and Éowyn the realm of Ithilien to rule over.

Viggo is a much-loved man amongst his peers, “Viggo’s a leader just by sheer dint of his personality,” remarks Bernard Hill [Théoden] and when asked what piece of LotR memborbilia he took home Viggo replied “Compassion.” Though he does remark that the head butting thing with the stunt guys, “Seems childish now, but it was fun.”


Aragorn - Fellowship of the Ring

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