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Thread #42353   Message #614983
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
22-Dec-01 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: I want to start a new LOTR discussion!
Subject: RE: I want to start a new LOTR discussion!
I think Tolkein's characterizations were well done, actually. Some (Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli) were pretty stiff, but I think JRRT was conforming to the tradition of heroes in the Norse Sagas in those characters. They made the three-dimensional ones (Bilbo, Gollum, Bombadil, Sam) seem more real in contrast.