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 Post subject: Re: Theoden's Speech
PostPosted: October 29th, 2016, 6:44 pm 
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"Arise, Arise, Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin, and the world's ending! Death!"
-Theoden

It was quite an inspiring speech to give, and inspire was what the Rohirrim needed in that hour, for it appeared going in that they were on a suicide charge to honour the friendship and alliance and the Oath of Cirion and Eorl!

This speech, the clashing of spears, and the charge was one of the best scenes in the movies!

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 Post subject: Re: Theoden's Speech
PostPosted: October 31st, 2016, 3:54 pm 
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I don't know what I think of this speech. It seems way more discouraging than encouraging. It's like saying in a really enthusiastic and inspiring voice, "We're all going to die!" The tone sounds nice, but if you listen or say it in a different voice, it sounds terrible. I liked Aragorn's hope speech better.

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 Post subject: Re: Theoden's Speech
PostPosted: November 3rd, 2016, 9:35 pm 
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I have to admit, it is a kind of "we are all going to die" speach... But at the same time (and this might apeal to guys more) it's one of those things where they all KNOW Sauron is going to come for them sooner or later. So they basically know they are going to die either now or later, and so they are choosing their battle and going out with a fight. Going down with their boots on so to speak. (So they think)

It's kind of like Theoden says that other place, "If this is to be our end, then I would have them make such an end to be worthy of remembrance!" (I am thinking that was Helms deep but can't swear to it)

In a weird sort of way it really is a supper inspiring type of attitude... That if we are going to die we are going to take a hundred of you down with every one of us, we are going to make you rue the day you sought out this fight, and make such an end we will be remembered for history.

If that makes sense... Lol

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 Post subject: Re: Theoden's Speech
PostPosted: November 5th, 2016, 7:15 pm 
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Yeah, I get what you're saying, and I think you are right about that being a guy thing :).

It is inspiring for a nation about to set foot in a pretty much hopeless war, but I would have picked something a little more uplifting, I guess. Like talking about what happens if we win, or maybe something along the lines of, "this isnt over yet" or "we fight to be free." (that one was cheesy, i know, but you get the idea.) Does that make sense? It might actually just be a girl thing:p

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 Post subject: Re: Theoden's Speech
PostPosted: November 6th, 2016, 4:33 pm 
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Haha, I get what you are saying. It probably is mainly just a gender thing in many ways. I guess it would have been a little more inspiring to give them some hope of survival but I reckon most of them would have just felt like he was lying to them in a way... since none of them figured there was any chance any of them would survive.

But yeah, I think women tend to be a little more encouraging in that way as a general rule and men tend to be inspired more so by the type of speech Theoden gave.

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