Sees classical influence in the quest patterns of Tolkien’s heroes. Tuor fits the pattern of Aeneas (the Escape Quest) and the hobbits in Return of the King follow that of Odysseus (the Return Quest).
"Aeneidic and Odyssean Patterns of Escape and Release in Tolkien's "The Fall of Gondolin" and The Return of the King,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 18
, Article 1.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol18/iss2/1
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