Argues the importance of joy, or eucatastrophe, in The Lord of the Rings. Sees the figures of Goldberry, Bombadil, and especially Galadriel as personifications of that joy arising unexpectedly.
Startzman, L. Eugene
"Goldberry and Galadriel: The Quality of Joy,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 16
, Article 1.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol16/iss2/1
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021