- Aug 21, 2010
It could be that the uncertainty you detect related to Tolkien's wrestlings with the topic of evil, which perhaps shouldn't be explored here at Chrons lest someone have to blow a whistle. I'm thinking of his paper on the Orcs in a late volume of The History of Middle-earth. I would not want to underestimate the profundity of the man's thoughts on this, coming as they do out of a very rich and ancient tradition. Anyway, interesting discussion.