12035Re: [mythsoc] Pt 1 Frodos task in Tolkiens Lord of the Rings
- May 1, 2004Indeed.
And what's with the weird Alan Paton reference? Frodo's agony over the
Shire has nothing in common with the agony over South Africa depicted in
Paton's novel "Cry, the Beloved Country."
- David Bratman
At 07:35 PM 5/1/2004 -0400, Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
>On May 1, 2004, at 12:52 PM, Walt Sheasby wrote:
>> The original scene is much less heart-rending because Frodo's cry of
>> deprivation is not explicitly related to the beloved country.
>Whereas _I_ find the scene as Tolkien wrote it to be far _more_
>effective and moving, because it shows Frodo's _utter_ isolation, not
>just from his home -- everyone, after all, can become homesick -- but
>from the natural world entirely.
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