By Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel; Bronson, Eric; Bassham, Gregory; Tolkien, John R. R
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151). Tolkien does not explain why Frodo was not completely delighted and pleased. Is it because of the evil power of the Ring? A virtuous individual knows that the use of the Ring is wrong, so when one uses it one is filled with the conflicting emotions of power, satisfaction, and guilt. Frodo is thus already being affected by the Ring. Frodo dons the Ring two other times in the early pages of The Fellowship of the Ring, once by “accident” in the inn at Bree, and once at the battle with the Black Riders near the summit of Weathertop.
And, of course, it was. And that was what had to be in Tolkien’s mind. 1 Tolkien explicitly rejects any such interpretation, however. In the Foreword to The Lord of the Rings, he says of his work, “As for any inner meaning or ‘message’, it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical” (FR, p. x). Although Tolkien denies that The Lord of the Rings is allegorical, he admits that it is applicable, that is, that it can be applied to our earthly situation (L, p. 262).
5) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8126-9806-0 1. Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892–1973. Lord of the rings. 2. Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892–1973—Philosophy. 3. Fantasy fiction, English—History and criticism. 4. Middle Earth (Imaginary place) 5. Philosophy in literature. I. Bassham, Gregory, 1959- II. Bronson, Eric, 1971- III. Title. IV. Series. 912—dc22 2003015450 To the entwives—wherever they may roam Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: The Wisdom of Middle-earth Part I The Ring 1.