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Letter 195

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 195
RecipientAmy Ronald
Date15 December 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.

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Tolkien told 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 went on to tell Miss Ronald of his Catholicism, and that history was but a long defeat, with only glimpses of final victory.