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*Kings, princes, heirs and noblemen as protagonists is not necessarily an advocation of blood nobility, since it is a theme and concept common in myths and fairy-tales. Also, [[Samwise Gamgee]] represents the common man, and sees insights that more "noble" characters apparently do not, such as the true situation of the human enemies. Tolkien states that Sam is the chief hero of the whole book.<ref>{{L|131}}</ref> Sam himself is twice referred to as having "brown hands".<ref>{{TT|Stairs}};{{RK|Tower}}</ref>
 
*Kings, princes, heirs and noblemen as protagonists is not necessarily an advocation of blood nobility, since it is a theme and concept common in myths and fairy-tales. Also, [[Samwise Gamgee]] represents the common man, and sees insights that more "noble" characters apparently do not, such as the true situation of the human enemies. Tolkien states that Sam is the chief hero of the whole book.<ref>{{L|131}}</ref> Sam himself is twice referred to as having "brown hands".<ref>{{TT|Stairs}};{{RK|Tower}}</ref>
  
*The blood of Númenor ran nearly true in the character of [[Faramir]],<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref> a man whom Tolkien described as "modest, fair-minded and scrupulously just, and very merciful",<ref>{{L|244}}</ref> yet he chose to marry [[Éowyn]], who was a woman of [[Rohan]] and therefore undoubtedly of the race of [[Middle Men]].<ref>{{RK|Steward}};{{TT|Window}}</ref>
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*The blood of Númenor ran nearly true in the character of [[Faramir]],<ref>{{RK|Minas Tirith}}</ref> a man whom Tolkien described as "modest, fair-minded and scrupulously just, and very merciful",<ref>{{L|244}}</ref> yet he chose to marry [[Éowyn]], who was a woman of [[Rohan]] and therefore undoubtedly of the race of [[Middle Men]].<ref>{{RK|Steward}};{{TT|Window}}</ref>
  
 
*There are no truly "perfect" peoples in Tolkien's writings, save perhaps the [[Vanyar]]. Given that Tolkien loved trees and nature in general, having his Numenoreans wantonly cut down trees for ships is decidedly negative. The Noldor rebelled against the Valar and killed their fellow Elves.
 
*There are no truly "perfect" peoples in Tolkien's writings, save perhaps the [[Vanyar]]. Given that Tolkien loved trees and nature in general, having his Numenoreans wantonly cut down trees for ships is decidedly negative. The Noldor rebelled against the Valar and killed their fellow Elves.

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