Saturday, January 01, 2011

There's Some Good In This World, And It's Worth Fighting For..

Here is a link to Samwise Gamgee's speech to Frodo in Lord of the Rings when all hope seems lost. It's beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEMdXhfO-Wk&feature=related

Text of Sam's speech---

Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sam rocks! One of the best scenes.

Hiraith said...

This is also one of my favourites. Thanks for tweeting the link to this :)
- hiraith