Thursday, September 18, 2003

From The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

A quote from a letter to Hugh Brogan, dated September 18, 1954:
"Frodo is not intended to be another Bilbo. Though his opening style is not wholly unlike. But he is rather a study of a hobbit broken by a burden of fear and horror- broken down, and in the end made into something quite different. None of the hobbits come out of it in pure Shire-fashion. They wouldn't. "


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