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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Rivendell 5 ~ The Red Book: “I’m not like you, Bilbo”, plus “Rivendell Suite".

Posted on 2008.10.19 at 13:16


mechtild at 2008-10-20 05:17 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I am sure you are right about "chapters" or "pages" in the book -- that they were meant to be understood as chapters or pages in their lives. But that goes with the "Great Tale" into which *all* their lives fit, the tale into which they came, but also exited. I love the way Tolkien's theme of narrative -- in stories, in lives, and even in the breadth of human history -- are all related to each other. Smaller stories fit into larger stories, and on and on, sort of like those Russian dolls that fit one inside the other.

I have seen quite a few fanfic stories about the relationship between Frodo and Bilbo, actually. It seems to be a favorite topic.

I've no doubt that it is, Primula. :) I suppose I should have made clearer that if my sense of the story has been skewed in the years since I've been reading fanfic, it's not because there isn't every sort of story out there, it's because I've [mostly] been reading in one genre, a genre that doesn't normally give Frodo's relationship with Bilbo much attention.

Edited at 2008-10-20 05:19 am (UTC)
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