"With a fork drive Nature out, she will ever yet return; hedge the flowerbed all about, pull or stab or cut or burn, she will ever yet return."

- Robert Graves, Marigolds
Tolkien and the Long Defeat

Andrew Barber connects Tolkien's elves to the Christian life. "This place, once so full of life and sustained by the Lady of Light, Galadriel... has become a glorious ruin. For Galadriel, like the rest of her kin, has left the world to the rule of man; the elves, in all their splendor, have reached their end. [She says,]'. . . together through ages of the world we have fought the long defeat.'"

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