Sam may have been eager for stories about Elves, but Men like Faramir and his brother Boromir were wary, fearing and misdoubting the Elves, even as they knew little about them. But were they not right to fear Elves? In this episode, Professor Rachel Fulton Brown considers the Elvish Question further. What was at stake for Tolkien in telling stories about Elves? Why are his Elves so different from those found in other modern fantasy, for example, Terry Pratchett’s Lords and Ladies or John C. Wright’s The Green Knight’s Squire? Why should Elves like Galadriel seem both beautiful and perilous to Men?