Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Tolkien and Shakespeare

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. Today I will (hopefully) tease you with two teasers from Brian Rosebury's 'Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon', a book I have decided to use for one of my lectures and the glorious 'Henry IV Part One' by Shakespeare.

'Gollum, obsessed by the desire to repossess the Ring, talk to it continually, speaks of himself in the third person or in the plural except at moments of intermittent rationality, and is effectively driven insane bu te final crisis on Mount Doom, when he must either seize the Ring from Frodo or see it cast into the Fire and destroyed: he pursues Frodo to the Cracks of Doom 'with a wild light of madness glaring in his eyes', and in the few moments of possession dances 'like a mad thing' on the brink of the chasm.'Page 46 - Brian Rosebury
'Prince Henry: 'The land is burning. Percy stands on high, and ether we or they must lower lie.' EXITFalstaff: 'Rare words, brave world! Hostess, my breakfast come! O, I wish this tavern were my drum!'Page 114 - Shakespeare
So, these are my teasers. What are you teasing with? Don't hesitate to leave your link below in the comments!


  1. Both of your teasers sound really interesting. I'm definitely gonna have to check out these books :)

  2. Nice teaser...thanks.

    My teaser is below.

    Silver's Reviews

  3. Die hören sich auch beide sehr toll an. Ist schon etwas her bei mir, dass ich etwas von Shakespeare gelesen habe. Ich glaube, das sollte ich bald mal wieder tun (:
    Liebe Grüße und noch viel Spaß beim Lesen!

  4. Nice tease! I can't remember if I ever had to read this one myself!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. These are both very interesting Teasers. This week my Teaser is from The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling:

  6. I've been watching The Lord of the Rings series on TV recently.
    Here's my teaser: I love Dan Brown

  7. Oooh these sounds super interesting. Thanks for sharing and stopping by mine!