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Old April 3, 2022, 10:42   #1
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"Naught but wood" (all Tolkien fans must read)

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Old April 3, 2022, 22:14   #2
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Old April 3, 2022, 23:31   #3
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So obvious, once its pointed out.
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Not the subtext I expected in a lengthy essay about Gimli and Legolas.
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Old April 13, 2022, 17:41   #6
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TBH I'm not convinced, and if this was the intended subtext, it would lessen my respect for Tolkien. Faramir is not like his brother, Saruman is not like Gandalf, Aragorn is homely and sketchy looking but "all that is gold does not glitter"... but at the end of the day Gimli is just another greedy Dwarf? Nah. I do not like.

Not that there aren't similar undercurrents elsewhere (the only good orc is a dead orc, after all). But I like to think Tolkien was at least a little more hip than this, esp. since IIRC he's pretty explicit in his letters about the Dwarves being inspired by Jews.

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Read the whole thing. The argument clincher is saved for the very end.
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Old April 13, 2022, 21:09   #8
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Pete, I did read the whole thing. Not like I don't have some even farther fetched headcanons though, so YMMV.
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