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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Amon Hen III ~ Frodo and Aragorn.

Posted on 2006.06.15 at 22:01


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mechtild at 2006-06-16 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
You said it, Mews. He really did what was above and beyond anyone's call of duty, much less a little hobbit, however much he was the best of his kind. But that was what Tolkien actually witnessed, I think, and was so impressed by in his war experience: some ordinary folk became orcs (or were orcs already) under pressure, in dire circumstances, but there were those who did things neither they nor anyone else could have imagined of them in terms of pluck, daring, and sheer dogged determination. Frodo and Sam are the exemplars of that, Frodo most of all because his task was, as you say, hopeless from the start, when it came to his own personal fate. "Some are placed in sacrificial roles," Tolkien said, and Frodo was the one he highlighted in his story. How I love him, and Tolkien for creating him.
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