Sympathy for Gríma Wormtongue

It starts with his last name

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In the J.R.R. Tolkien novels and Peter Jackson films of , Gríma Wormtongue is portrayed as a devious, sniveling bad guy, with greasy dark hair and an all-around bad attitude.

By far, he’s my favorite character.

I find it easy to sympathize with him. Let’s start with his last name. It couldn’t…