Uses Tolkien’s letter (#43) of 1941 to his son Michael as a springboard for discussing the alternatives Tolkien presents there—renunciation, physical gratification, friendship, and love. Gives examples of each in Tolkien’s works.
Hyde, Paul Nolan
"Emotion with Dignity: J.R.R Tolkien and Love,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol17/iss1/4
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