Theme Of Medievalism In The Return Of The King

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Justin Ranicar 11/14/17
EN-408-A Tolkien and Medievalism
Tolkien and Medievalism:
The Return of the King, Book II

Since the unique separating of heroes in The Two Towers, as well as its following throughout the previous section of The Return of the King, it has thusly provoked lengthy discussion as to how, despite emphasis imparted on bonds of unity, collectiveness, and comradeship, many of the scenarios individual characters are be thrust headlong into are specifically geared and tailored to prey on individualized vulnerabilities, whether serving a dubious Steward, being caught up in the heat of warfare against Sauron’s most fearsome lieutenants, or having to succumb to entreating with legions of treacherous undead in order to retrieve Gondor, when most in need of its rightful heir. Though these key instances aren’t exempted by neither man, nor Hobbit, the narrative coming back again to Frodo and Sam highlights the significance of their undertaking, as it’s always stood, but also as it reaches the climax in a palpable, personal way. With Frodo out of commission, in spite of his vested importance to the quest at large, surely compared to Sam’s, it’s his own choices, and actions forging a path forward that come to adopt the hinge for their collective salvation, even when Frodo’s rescue leaves him consumed with paranoia, and corruptive weakness under the weightiness of his entrusted responsibility. His unassuming place in the world has made him

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