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Pity in The Lord of the Rings

September 2022 Confirmed

Precepted by Tom Hillman.
If ‘the Pity of Bilbo’ does not ‘rule the fate of many’, the malice of Sauron will. Pity is essential, yet offers no defense in the end against the pull of the Ring’s power. So Gandalf paradoxically tells us. In this module we shall discuss passages that shed light on this central conflict in The Lord of the Rings.

Required Texts

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (any edition)

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Days and Times

Meeting Mondays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM Eastern, beginning September 1 and resting on Labor Day, September 5th.

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