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Old 02-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #62
bill_mchale
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Originally Posted by Andrew H. View Post
And the class differences between Frodo and Sam seem dated and out of place in the book
Actually, the fact that their relationship is not one that feels right to a 21st century reader is, I think, a strength in a book that is set in our remote past (or if you prefer, in an entirely different world entirely). Now granted, in the 1940s when the book was being written, such a relationship would not have seemed that odd to many in England (or at least, that is the impression I get from watching some old British sitcoms and reeding Jeeves and Wooster books).

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