Following my last post on discovering the first “fragmented” poem I ever wrote about The Hobbit, some of you kindly requested I put my appalling poetry skills back into use and complete the poem I had started.
I thought it would be a good idea to spend just a few minutes understanding the concept of “dragon-talk” and “dragon-sickness”. I have always found that many people confuse the two as being one and the same. Moreover, with the advent of the film trilogy, this distinction between them seems to have disappeared completely.
So, whilst I claim to be no Tolkien expert, here’s my take on the issue.
Like many of the non-principal characters in The Hobbit, the Master of Lake-town is not explored in much detail – nonetheless, he emphasizes a very important concept in the novel – greed.
The Master of Lake-town is quite simply … the Master of Lake-town (the clue is in the name). An individual who is both a good speaker and an excellent merchant. He rules over the inhabitants of Esgaroth and has a good “business relationship” with Thranduil – transporting goods in barrels along the Forest River between the two habitations. Continue reading “Character Profile: The Master of Lake-town”→