The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Ioreth is the oldest Healer in the Houses of Healing at Minas Tirith. Her talkative nature gets on both Aragorn and Gandalf’s nerves, though her recollection of the phrase that “The hands of the king are the hands of a healer” spurs Gandalf to summon Aragorn to help save Faramir, Merry, and Éowyn from the Dark Shadow.
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Ioreth Character Timeline in The Return of the King

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Book 5, Chapter 8
Hope vs. Despair Theme Icon
...deeper into dreams before dying. This is what they think Éowyn and Merry suffer from. Ioreth, the oldest healer, recounts an old phrase: “The hands of the king are the hands... (full context)
Expectation vs. Ability Theme Icon
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...have to use all his skill and strength to attempt to heal them. He asks Ioreth whether the herb-master has kingsfoil. Ioreth tells him they don’t use it as a healing... (full context)