The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Ghân-buri-Ghân Character Analysis

Ghân-buri-Ghân is the chief of the Wild Men of Drúadan Forest. He offers to help the Rohirrim find a secret path to Minas Tirith in return for peace for his people and the destruction of orcs. Though considered strange and unfamiliar by the people of Rohan, he is true to his word. Aragorn rewards him by granting the Wild Men full dominion over the forest.
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Ghân-buri-Ghân Character Timeline in The Return of the King

The timeline below shows where the character Ghân-buri-Ghân appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 5, Chapter 5
War, Greed, and Nature Theme Icon
...the Rohirrim: many enemies occupy the roads towards Minas Tirith. The Wild Man gives his name—Ghân-buri-Ghân—and explains that he is the leader of the Wild Men who are adept observers. He... (full context)
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War, Greed, and Nature Theme Icon
...make their way along the hidden path towards Minas Tirith. The Wild Men report to Ghân that the surrounding area is clear of enemies, though there are many at Minas Tirith,... (full context)
Expectation vs. Ability Theme Icon
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
War, Greed, and Nature Theme Icon
...are focused on their destruction of the city. Suddenly, Merry feels the wind change as Ghân-buri-Ghân predicted. Théoden gives a battle cry, the horns of the Rohirrim sound, and the darkness... (full context)