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Changing perceptions

CuriousG
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Jul 15 2013, 12:31pm


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On first read, I didn't like Sam very much. He seemed dim-witted, suspicious, and prejudiced. I admired his loyalty to Frodo, but only grudgingly gave him points when he did something right. Of course he grew on me over time and became a favorite character, but that wasn't my first impression.

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Notes from a small library geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 13 2013, 8:21am
    Here's another one - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 13 2013, 8:39am
        I cannot say how much that quote delights me Geordie...! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 13 2013, 5:35pm
        That's Golden! demnation Send a private message to demnation Jul 14 2013, 3:26am
    Those thesauruses have a nasty bite...and about Sam - Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 13 2013, 6:01pm
        I think Auden may have mistaken Sam's attitude to Frodo as servility geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 13 2013, 8:13pm
            That seems very likely as well Geordie Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 13 2013, 9:48pm
                Tolkien well recognized and understood that some people would be annoyed by Sam Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 14 2013, 12:07am
                    Yes Hobbit 'vulgarity' did annoy him sometimes! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 14 2013, 12:36am
                    Tolkien recognized that Sam was a more complex character than that, I think - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2013, 5:07pm
                        I don't think those two letters are inconsistent Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 15 2013, 3:29am
                            Changing perceptions CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jul 15 2013, 12:31pm
            Well, I'm in good company then! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 13 2013, 10:33pm
                Sam wasn't servile. geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2013, 9:48am
                    I agree... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 14 2013, 12:33pm
                        True Elaen! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 14 2013, 3:24pm
                    A different time and culture to today Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 14 2013, 3:22pm
        It's all very interesting demnation Send a private message to demnation Jul 14 2013, 3:34am
            Agreed Demnation - Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 14 2013, 3:13pm

 
 
 

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