7276Re: [mythsoc] Broader World
- Dec 31, 2002On 12/31/02 7:55 PM, "spark654@..." <spark654@...> wrote:
> I always felt that the writers who call Tolkien a racist andGod, _that_. Brin is an idiot.
> closed-minded--like Brin in his Slate article--
> ...I think Tolkien might enjoy these big_Frodo_ is disturbed, yes, but Merry and Pippin, and to an extent Sam, all
> adventures, but it doesn't seem to bring his characters joy or fulfillment.
> In the end, if I have it right, Frodo is disturbed by his adventures, and
> they have "ruined" his simple life in the Shire.
derive new energy and decisiveness from their experience; they all end up
leaders, with long marriages and lots of children. If Frodo's simple life
in the Shire was ruined, it was not mere adventuring that did it. My own
take is that Frodo can never find peace again because, at the crucial moment
of trial, he flunked: he succumbed to the Ring, and in a sense when the
Ring was destroyed, a shadow of the fate which overtook Sauron also claimed
Frodo. A part of him was destroyed.
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