I’m after a bit of input from Tolkien readers to help me with a blog/text I’m writing on Gandalf. So if you’ve read either the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings please spare five minutes to answer a couple of questions…
Please either email your answers to graeme(at)graeme-skinner.co.uk or leave a comment below 😉
Did you read about Gandalf before seeing an image of him (either as an illustration or on screen)?
If you read about Gandalf first did the image of him created by someone else match what you had in mind when reading?
If you saw an image of Gandalf first did that influence what you saw in your mind when you read about him (ie did your mind automatically call up the image you had seen whenever you saw his name)?
These questions could easily be applied to other characters, if you have a specific recollection of a character matching or not matching what you expected please let me know.