Nowhere Elaborated: Rosie Cotton

Last updated December 3rd, 2006, with a significant number of new additions to the gallery.

"I think the simple 'rustic' love of Sam and his Rosie (nowhere elaborated) is absolutely essential to the study of his (the chief hero's) character, and to the theme of the relation of ordinary life (breathing, eating, working, begetting) and quests, sacrifice, causes, and the 'longing for Elves', and sheer beauty.

- J.R.R Tolkien in a letter dated 1951