Question for my British cousins about Sam and Frodo
This is a question for our British cousins across the pond. I'm currently on my yearly vigil of reading LOTR(I'm where Faramir tells Sam to be quiet and let his master talk), and I was wondering what is the English equivalent of Sam's relationship to Frodo? I know when he calls him master it's not from any kind of slavery.
When Gandalf tells Sam that he has to go with Frodo Sam is pretty happy, in fact he yells "Yippee!" So I can see that Sam has no problem being Frodo's servant. In fact, he pushes Frodo to keep going when he is on the verge of giving up. And he aways calls him Master Frodo.
We have nothing like this in the States. I've read of similar relationships in WW1 when a British Officer would take his servant with him to the trenches, and the servant would keep pushing the officer not to give up when feeling down.
If someone could explain the relationship to me I would be grateful.
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