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The Lord of the Rings - Study Guide Book 5, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Returning to where Chapter 5 left off, the King of the Nazgûl rides off to fight the Rohirrim as Pippin runs up to Gandalf and tells him that Denethor is about to kill himself and Faramir on a funeral pyre. Hearing this, Gandalf takes Pippin onto Shadowfax and they ride up to Rath Dínen. As they ride up, they meet Imrahil on the way and Gandalf gives him command of the defenses of the city.

They quickly reach Silent Street and find Beregond fighting off servants that are attempting to bring Denethor the torches he needs to light the pyre for himself and Faramir. Gandalf enters the fray and chastises Denethor for trying to kill himself like some heathen king instead of fighting his enemies. Then Gandalf picks up Faramir to take him to the Houses of Healing.

Denethor wants to stay with his...

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