Sunday, December 04, 2005

Quote for the Day: Frodo’s Failure

"Not only was it quite impossible for Frodo to surrender the Ring, in act or will, especially at the point of its maximum power, but this failure was adumbrated from far back. He was honored because he had accepted the burden voluntarily, and had then done all that was within his utmost physical and mental strength to do... [But] Frodo failed. One must face the fact: the power of evil in the world is not finally resistible by incarnate creatures, however good." (J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters, #191, to J. Burn)


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