[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 17:09:00 BST 2021


Tolkien changed the hobbits' names, because in his fictional culture 'a'
was a masculine ending.  They were named Froda and Bilba 'originally',
although since Tolkien created all of the levels of the fiction discussing
this succinctly is difficult.

This conceals one of the call-outs he placed in the novels, because 'Froda'
was a character from Nordic legend that 'Frodo' is clearly referencing.

Matt G.


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