> I seem to remember in a fairly early book on LOTR (have
> been out of things so long, cant remember which one) that a
> point was made about “Eye” and “I”. With the extension that;
> each one of us might be a little Sauron if we become just an “I”.
Could be, though I'm not sure which book you're thinking of. I can tell you that the "I / eye" metaphor goes way back in critical analysis of poety, particularly in Reader-Response approaches. I'm not sure how useful I think that is with Sauron, but it may be worth a ponder or two.