Thursday, 19 August 2010


Tolkien hated conscious allegory, but was open to applicability of his work. Well this quote from The Lord of the Rings is rather funny given the last post...

''But in the meantime, the general opinion in the neighbourhood was that Bilbo, who had always been rather cracked, had at last gone quite mad and had run off into the Blue. There he had undoubtedly fallen into a pool or a river and come to a tragic, but hardly an untimely, end. The blame was mostly laid on Gandalf.

'''If only that dratted wizard will leave young Frodo alone, perhaps he'll settle down and grow some hobbit-sense''' (The Lord of the Rings, Book I, Chapter II).

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