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I have something to do before the end  by Antane 2 Review(s)
elliskaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/12/2009
I really enjoy reading thoughtful character analysis, so I thoroughly enjoyed this. Well done!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I learned a lot about Sam myself just writing this and admire him even more for all he can teach us, not just about undying love, but courage in the face of terror.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Kara's AuntyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/12/2009
Wow, m'dear,

this is a very thorough, incredibly well researched and thoughtful look at my Sam.

I may not fully agree with your initial assertion on him - his childlike naivete - but I do agree that he was certainly one of the more innocent of the four (along with Pip)!

It seems (to me) as well that he had a strange sort of certainty to him, as if he were an old soul in a young body. Perhaps he kept going because he didn't know any better (and his love for his master was so great, it would have been impossible to turn back), but I like to think he had within him the wisdom of ancients, cleverly camouflaged in that homely face and utilised in the disguise of good old fashioned Hobbit sense. He was indeed a free Hobbit, more so than the others, for they bound (in most cases) by their high rank (and subsequent high expectations), whereas he was bound by love and duty solely for his master.

Of course, I could just be waffling a lot of nonsense here (it wouldn't be the first time).

You are indeed correct, cousin . the thought of Sam without Frodo is as unthinkable as Merry without Pip.

I thoroughly enjoyed this captivating read, and will be back to go through it again (and again, and again...)

Cousin McGamgee :)

Author Reply: Don't you mean, our Sam? :) Though of course I am a Frodoholic first or as I say, a FrodoandSam-aholic, indeed like bread and butter going together. I was hoping I would entice you to read this, me dear and am glad you enjoyed! You honor me that you would re-read this too. Perhaps his "strange sort of certainity" is the particular way grace touched him. He and Frodo took many of the same steps together, but they had different spiritual journeys, touched by grace in different ways. I love that he and his heartbrother did not intellectually know God but still obeyed Him. Their faith and trust and obedience could teach us a lot!

I see another another chapter at last of Danger is posted and I can't wait but I shall have to!

Namarie, God bless, Your Tookish bloom :)

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