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Letter 195

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 195
RecipientAmy Ronald
DateDecember 15, 1956
Subject(s)Frodo Baggins, Catholicism

Letter 195 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien tells Miss Ronald that Frodo did not like weapons, but was not a pacifist in modern terms. He just thought physical fighting was less effective than good men deemed it. Tolkien goes on to tell Miss Ronald of his Catholicism, and that history is but a long defeat, with only glimpses of final victory.