Wednesday, October 28, 2015
When looking up videos for the multimedia project I came across a documentary called "A Study of the Maker of Middle-earth," in this there was an interview with Verlyn Flieger and she stated that her favorite character was Frodo because she felt that he was the true hero and most notable character- this reminded me of our discussion in class about whether Tolkien's works showed character progression. I personally feel that Sam was a 'better' character than Frodo and that Frodo actually showed very little change- someone mentioned that he couldn't even stay in The Shire because the impact of the ring was so great- I'm not too sure I agree with this idea, I almost get the vibe that leaving with the elves was a reward whereas Sam's reward was family. Maybe I'm just hating on him too hard- Thoughts? Who was your favorite?