G is for Gandalf #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of characters. On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting, Wednesday – quotes, and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will focus on characteristics. On the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about characters from movies, TVs or books.

GToday the letter is G for the wizard Gandalf, one of the protagonists from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Gandalf appears as you might stereotypically think of a wizard – grey-haired, bearded and leaning on a staff. But don’t mistake him for being frail.

In The Hobbit, he generally keeps his powers and motives closely guarded. He always seems to know more about the situation than the other characters.

GandalfIn Lord of the Rings, he is a leader and mentor to Frodo Baggins. Everything he does is deliberate and with deep thought. His mere presence calms situations. Initially, he is known as Gandalf the Grey but after his death, he comes back as Gandalf the White.

Gandalf was portrayed by Ian McKellen in the most-recent movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. In 2010, Empire magazine named McKellen’s Gandalf as the 28th greatest film character of all time.

If you missed the other days in the A to Z Challenge:

A is for Alice

B is for Belgarath 

C is for Cautious Child

D is for Dana Scully

E is for Enthusiasm (Quote) and Southwestern Eggrolls (Recipe)

F is for Flaky Character 


4 thoughts on “G is for Gandalf #AtoZChallenge

  1. I thought Ian McKellen’s Gandalf was excellent.

  2. cleemckenzie says:

    I’m with Suzanne on that. He is Gandalf.

  3. Violetta says:

    28th? Pfft, he should be in the top 10, at least.

    I love your blog layout, by the way! It’s so pretty!

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