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Abstract

Examines Tolkien’s use of habitual evil choices of free beings leading to vices. Defines the seven capital sins more properly as vices, or habitual patterns, based on the work of Thomas Aquinas, and shows how Tolkien used them to give depth and motivation to characters in Middle-earth.

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