Considers Sam the true hero of The Lord of the Rings; shows him to be the “focal point of two main motifs [...]: friendship and gifts,” and suggests using the description of eucatastrophe from “On Fairy-stories” to judge Sam’s development as a hero.
Wojcik, Jan S.J.
"Samwise—Halfwise? Or Who Is the Hero of The Lord of the Rings?,"
Tolkien Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/tolkien_journal/vol3/iss2/2
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