Examines polarized reactions to The Lord of the Rings as both a pro-war and pacifistic work. Sees it as much more balanced, showing Tolkien believed war to sometimes be necessary but peace to be preferable, and mercy to be important above all.
Scott, Nan C.
"War and Pacifism in The Lord of the Rings,"
Tolkien Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 9.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/tolkien_journal/vol5/iss1/9
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