Considers Frodo’s psychological isolation in The Lord of the Rings and offers a perspective on Frodo and post-traumatic stress syndrome, looking closely at what was happening to him during his quest rather than after and using current understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse to provide a framework for understanding his experiences and reactions.
"So Far From the Shire: Psychological Distance and Isolation in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 27
, Article 8.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol27/iss1/8
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