Hope – Denethor POV – 3 of 3
In which Denethor feels joy, remembers a summer night, is scolded by a fool, watches a fight, hits his targets, hears an oath, confounds a wizard, and reaches for hope.
Denethor is seriously happy and kind of mellow. It’s a new condition for him.
There’s a lot of emotional transformation going on in this chapter, only some of which Denethor is really aware of. There are a lot of people who feel emboldened to hope for something in the future. Thorongil is very happy for the Warden and the Lady, but it must be challenging his own hopes. Halmir, too.
Then a certain dratted conjuror shows up and starts messing with people again. Or, as Halmir would say, as usual.