Thread: Gay subtext?
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Old 01-03-2002, 03:38 AM   #54
Haunting Spirit
Join Date: Jan 2002
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Enkanowen has just left Hobbiton.

now that i am done rolling my eyes... Legolas and Gimli became best of friends because their journey brought them together. And Sam and Frodo also become best friends. Sam would die for Frodo. When TOlkien wrote the books, love between two friends was still seen as something that goes so extremely deep that physical contact was not interpreted as homosexual/gay/queer/whatever but as a deep affection for another person.
It is sad that nowadays people spot 'gayness' everywhere. Tolkien right now is probably turning inside his grave thinking he has failed to show that whatever happens, whatever comes along and no matter how hopeless a situation is, friendship remains and follows into death.
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