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ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 02:53:12 BST 2019
I've often wondered what those hordes of orcs and goblins in Moria and the
Misty Mountains ate. (And the first person to pipe up with "rats, and
sawdust bread---and sometimes, each other," will get thwapped hard.)
The Shire is the English countryside around Regency times, as Tolkien
thought it should have been. No aristocrats, no submerged lower class
living on sufferance on rented property, no nasty old industry.
On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 7:46 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> > On Aug 26, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
> > And Mordor was such a bleak, barren totalitarian nightmare! Some
> authors' lands of the bad guys are rich in colorful detail and interesting
> things (The Protectorate - if you're of the nobility) but Mordor? Stalin's
> city dump? Middle Earth's major ecological disaster? Ugh. Shudders.
> > And then OFA dismisses the hobbits, in commentary, as "Regency yokels."
> Uh, duh, the Bagginses were country squires, folks. But yes, The Shire was
> very, very English.
> The Shire was the only thing that was described in a favorable way.
> Where were the farms for the rest of the world?
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