Thoughts on Tactics: How History Affects Fiction and Makes It Believable

Not long ago, this author discovered the above picture, which discusses some fans’ thoughts on how the Fellowship of the Ring might have simply flown to Mordor to dispose of the One Ring rather than “take the long way around.” As the commenter explains, this would have been a bad idea narratively because the entire … Continue reading Thoughts on Tactics: How History Affects Fiction and Makes It Believable

“Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”

Check out this fantastic piece on Sam Gamgee, readers! What Samwise Gamgee teaches us about courage, friendship and endurance MARCH 18, 2020 by John Tuttle Perhaps the most pivotal yet unsung hero of The Lord of the Rings is a little fellow by the name of Samwise Gamgee. He is the fast friend, follower, and supporter of Frodo … Continue reading “Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”