For Millennials. By Millennials.
We all loved the duo of Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings. After all, they single-handedly saved Middle Earth from the evils of Sauron. But, it had been a long time since we heard his beautiful speech from The Two Towers. So, Sean Astin decided to give the fans a trip down memory lane.
Sean Astin re-reads the amazing Two Towers Speech
Sam’s speech from The Two Towers was a very hopeful speech. And he delivered again, this time amid the Coronavirus quarantine, to give his fans a brief moment of nostalgia and happiness. Here’s Sean Astin reading the speech out loud on Twitter.
It’s interesting to think that the speech wasn’t a part of the original script. Astin confirmed that Peter Jackson later added it as reassuring words for viewers after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
The speech is everything we want to hear right now
Sam’s amazing Two Towers speech to Frodo Baggins is perfect for today’s circumstances too. The speech is as follows:
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 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. Because they were holding on to something.
That there’s some good in the world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
This Two Towers speech is something fans still hold close to their heart. And they let Sean Astin know in the replies too, for instance:
Not gonna lie, shed a tear listening to that. Eighteen years, and, unshockingly, he's still the same old Samwise!
— Caleb (@JCBagginsTTOA) April 12, 2020
It’s not easy to live in quarantine for months, in fear of an invisible disease. But, these words from Sean Astin can go a long way in comforting people in this time of need.