B2MeM Challenge: b10 Forth Eorlingas!; History Through Songs
Characters: Éomer, Lothíriel
Summary: Two people may climb the same mountain from different sides.
They argued behind closed doors, in Sindarin, so no one really understood what the problem was...
Éomer: ("You did what?")
Lothíriel: ("I taught them a lesson.") Pause. ("I'm teaching them to read.")
E: Tight voice. ("They don't need to read.")
L: ("But you read!")
E: Snapping. ("It is different, Lothíriel. Our people's tradition is different from yours.")
L: ("It being tradition does not mean it is the right way.")
E: ("And it being the Gondorian way does not make it right, either.")
L: Frustrated. ("Will you keep them ignorant for tradition's sake?")
E: ("Are you making them think they are?")
1. "The value of identity is of course that so often with it comes purpose." (Richard Grant)
2. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” (Andre Gide)