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Letter 195

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


This fragment of a letter, dated December 15, 1956, was sent to Amy Ronald. It deal with Frodo's views. Tolkien tells miss Roland 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 Roland of his Catholicism, and that history is but a long defeat, with only glimpses of final victory.