1 of 5
What object or phenomenon exemplifies Tolkien’s ambivalent depiction of evil?

2 of 5
What do Tolkien’s characters necessarily risk when they extend mercy, and the opportunity for redemption, to others?

3 of 5
For Tolkien, what value is more important than the quest to destroy the Ring?

4 of 5
What motif provides readers with a framework for understanding the novel’s images of sacrifice, redemption, and rejuvenation?

5 of 5
What geographic setting symbolizes the precarious condition of the West in the conflict against Mordor?