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The real hero spurns the Ring out of love for and obedience to his master Frodo and demands neither 'courtesy' nor 'payment' because unlike fallen man he suffers neither the sin of pride nor of avarice. In this secondary world the innocent artist in Tolkien can also come 'back' like Sam and be reborn as the author of hobbitsong. At the end of his own journey-quest the reader realises the Artist has triumphed over the Critic at last. As a Frodo-like hobbit on the way to Mount Doom the reader must exercise his own free will when tempted by others such as the Dark Lord and Gandalf, or the Critic, to guide his responses when he puts on the Ring (that is, when he reads The Lord 01 the Rings).
Xi, my italies) This voice of the rational man so concerned with truth warns the reader not to 'define the process' wherein an author is affected by his own experience because such hypotheses constitute mere 'guesses from evidence that is inadequate and ambiguous' (p. xi). Yet on the same page Tolkien quietly reveals that 'By 1918 a11 but one of my dose friends were dead' (p. xi) - as a consequence of the First World War instead of the Second, true, but also a fact that startles and moves the reader.
To be an 'allegory' a poem must as a whole, and with fair consistency, describe in other terms some event or process; its entire narrative and all its significant details should cohere and work together to make the end .... But an allegorical description of an event does not make that event itself allegorical. (p. 18) This distinction between symbolism and allegory remains a modern one; St Augustine would not have quarrelled with Tolkien. Note also that Tolkien's fellow Inkling C. S. Lewis knew of his friend' s dislike of allegory but preferred to define the word in a wider sense: I am also convinced that the wit of man cannot devise a story in wh.
A Libertarian-Conservative Case Against Identity Cards by Sean Gabb