The LOTR Movie Site
September 18, 2000

What a Silly Question
Lady of the Golden Wood

I noticed recently that the forum seemed to be suddenly devoted  to debating the question "Who is the true hero of the Lord of the Rings?" and I for one think that's a rather silly question.

The Lord of the Rings does not a have just one hero, in fact it has hundreds.  For what is it, if it is not a story recollecting all the heroic deeds of the end of the third age of Middle- Earth?

There are a few characters who do tend to stick out as being especially heroic, but if you ask me one should not be declared better than the rest.