Study of Thomas Covenant as a transformation of the standard fantasy hero, who is not permitted (in Tolkien’s words) “the Escape of the prisoner.” his fantasy world Covenant is victim and victimizer, whose eventual “acceptance of his own weakness and evil” allows him to subdue Lord Foul.
Slethaug, Gordon E.
"No Exit: The Hero as Victim in Donaldson,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol11/iss2/4
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