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In Other Words...“Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.”- Carl Sandburg
Tolkien & Chivalry Archive
Posted on September 27, 2002 | No CommentsThe chivalric romances of old always featured a mighty knight or warrior as their protagonist. In “The Lord of the Rings,” however, the hero is a hobbit — a humble, even timid character who has no love of glory, and who would rather enjoy a bountiful breakfast than go on an epic quest.
Posted on September 26, 2002 | 1 CommentAlthough the story of “The Lord of the Rings” may seem simple on its surface, there is, in fact, a great deal of complexity in the story. The Ring of Power, which is at the heart of the story’s conflict, has an effect on every character who comes into contact with it.