The Hobbit


How does the way that Tolkien introduces Elrond help set up his importance in later stories?


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Elrond is a wise old friend of Gandalf. He lives in the Last Homely House and he re-appears in LOTR. He replenishes the travelers' stocks and helps them decipher the moon runes of their map.We realize that Elrond's history is an important dynamic in the story. He commands a stronghold that is not easily breached. He knows things that even Gandalf does not know.