Argues that despite their differences, Tolkien and Orwell share a similar response to absolute power, as “parallel evolution in the imagination of two humane British fantasists with an interest in the moral implications of politics.” Sees A Wizard of Earthsea as dealing with a similar problem but in psychological terms constrained by the coming-of-age theme.
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