The Lord of the Rings | Critical Essay by Elizabeth Arthur

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of The Lord of the Rings.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Arthur

SOURCE: Arthur, Elizabeth. “Above All Shadows Rides the Sun: Gollum as Hero.” Mythlore 18, no. 1 (autumn 1991): 19-27.

In the following essay, Arthur contends that Gollum is a hero in the sense that he is Tolkien's most complex and human-like character.

Long after, but still very long ago, there lived by the banks of the great river on the edge of Wilderland a clever-handed and quiet-footed little people. I guess they were of hobbit-kind; akin to the fathers of the fathers of the Stoors, for they loved the River, and often swam in it, or made little boats of reeds. There was among them a family of high repute, for it was large and wealthier than most, and it was ruled by a grandmother of the folk, stern and wise in old lore, such as they had. The...

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