The looks by the Ents is likely one of the extra compelling parts of “The Two Towers.” Beforehand, Merry and Pippin had been depicted as comedian characters, but they’ve extra prominence as soon as they’re separated from the remainder of the Fellowship. The goofy pair handle to flee the Uruk-hai and enterprise into the forest alone, and initially Treebeard is a comforting presence who presents them safety. Nonetheless, Merry grows impatient with Treebeard’s gradual decision-making course of and calls for that the Ents do one thing in regards to the rising risk of Saruman. The Council of the Ents is finally spurred into motion by Saruman’s destruction of sacred land, and so they assist lead an assault on Isengard.
Treebeard is the one Ent that will get outstanding display time within the movies, however in Tolkien’s novel, a variety of others are additionally developed. Whereas nonetheless historic, the Ent Bregaland (recognized by his widespread title “Quickbeam”) is among the many youngest and sharpest of his species. He rapidly sides with Merry’s assertion that Saruman should be handled, and is horrified to find his fellow Rowan bushes slain by the Orc forces. Quickbeam bonds with Merry and Pippin as they await the Council’s determination.
Throughout the assault on Isengard, Quickbeam is the primary to steer the cost. Looking for vengeance for his fallen pals, Quickbeam practically manages to subdue Saruman himself earlier than the evil wizard escapes justice. Whereas “The Two Towers” already has a packed conclusion, seeing extra motion from the Ents may have been actually awe-inspiring.