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Tolkien hates women (just kidding!)

CuriousG
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Oct 10 2012, 11:34pm


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Reading your post, I started wondering to myself about Bilbo's references to his father's wisdom, especially since his mother was on the adventurous Took side and was described as "remarkable" or something similar--why wouldn't she have had worldly advice in abundance to impart to Bilbo? And then I thought of Sam forever quoting the Gaffer but not his mother, and I thought, "Here we go again, Tolkien can't write about women..." But I thought about it some more in my everyday life, and I notice that my friends all tend to quote one of their parents much more than the other. Friend A will say "my dad always says" and won't give their mother 50% of the quotes, and Friend B will do the reverse. Based on that very anecdotal and unscientific evidence, I think it's natural to quote one parent more than the other for any number of reasons. So, I guess Bilbo does it just because.

Another thought I had was: why would Bilbo's dad know anything about worm's and their weaknesses? But again thinking of personal experience, my father never stitched a thing in his life, but he would say things like "A stitch in time saves nine" if the context were right, and my mother would do the same (see, 50% for me), so some sayings get bandied about by anyone regardless of the speaker's personal expertise.

Subject User Time
***A glance back at "Not at Home"*** Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Oct 9 2012, 12:20am
    Proverbs Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Oct 9 2012, 3:37am
        That dropped torch! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 10 2012, 2:14am
        Keep calm and carry on telain Send a private message to telain Oct 10 2012, 4:07pm
    The Stone and the Ring justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Oct 9 2012, 4:57am
        What about his mother's wisdom? Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Oct 10 2012, 3:10am
            Tolkien hates women (just kidding!) CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Oct 10 2012, 11:34pm
        I know what you mean... telain Send a private message to telain Oct 10 2012, 3:59pm
    What a great idea! sador Send a private message to sador Oct 10 2012, 8:48am
        In Bilbo's Defense justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Oct 10 2012, 5:31pm
        one link not working Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Oct 14 2012, 8:21pm
            Is it supposed to be this one? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 14 2012, 11:43pm
                Yes, that's it. sador Send a private message to sador Oct 15 2012, 7:51am
                    You're welcome! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 17 2012, 1:55am

 
 
 

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