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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's Accomplishments - A man that once incorporated the ideas and viewpoints of past events such as WWII and the renowned epic of Beowulf, has impacted many in his works as an author. All of which, political views, personal experiences, and opinions in events within history were all included. He had an imagination like which of Joanne Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” series, or George R. R. Martin, the author of “A Game of Thrones”. His style of writing was more of an interpretation of his mind than just pure fantasy....   [tags: john tolkien, the hobbit, lord of the rings] 576 words
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The main character is Bilbo Baggins. He is a small little hobbit. He really likes adventures, but doesn't like to show that he does. He is a quite person. He likes to have his privacy. Now Gandalf the big gray wizard is very tall and is The Hobbit is a book that shows that even the most unlikely person, or hobbit can turn out to be a real hero. In the book, Bilbo gets caught up in an adventure that will later change his life. In the beginning Bilbo Baggins ran into an old acquaintance, Gandalf, a wizard, who he had met many years earlier at festivals, in which Gandalf made fireworks with his magic....   [tags: Hobbit Tolkien] 1185 words
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings strikes a cord with almost everyone who reads it. Its popularity has not waned with the passing of time, nor is its appeal centered on one age group or generation. Book sales would indicate that The Lord of the Rings is at least as popular now as it ever was, if not more so. Some estimates put it at the second highest selling work of all time, following only the bible. While it is certainly an exciting and well written work of fantasy, which cannot help but grip the imagination, all this would be for naught except for the poignancy of the themes which serve as its backbone....   [tags: Tolkien Lord Rings Essays] 2384 words
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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings "Three Rings for the Eleven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his Dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie(Tolkien)." Master of storytelling J.R.R. Tolkien continues the lives of the fictitious creatures that he introduced in The Hobbit, in his modern classic The Fellowship of the Ring....   [tags: Tolkien Lord Rings Essays]
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J.R.R. Tolkien Biography - J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South Africa, although he considered himself a British man throughout his adulthood. He experienced World War I firsthand in the trenches. He was a professor of Old English and other archaic languages and had a strong love for such languages. Tolkien also felt a strong tie for his homeland, England, and desired to create mythology for England. Tolkien was able to write the first modern fantasy novel through his life experiences and his love for archaic languages and British lore....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien]
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A Hero Emerges in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins - There is a hero in every story. This is the story of a small man who ends up on a journey and returns changed.. The protagonist of the story, Bilbo Baggins, undergoes a transformation that turns him into the unlikely hero of this story. Undergoing the process of becoming a hero, Bilbo emerges as a hero, more confident and competent than ever before. With each trial and tribulation, Bilbo develops more and more into the hero he becomes, but without losing sight of his true self. The process Bilbo goes through to become a hero is extensively explore in J.R.R....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien, Hobbit, heroes, ] 1636 words
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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them” (Tolkien, The Two Towers 233)      One of the masters of British Literature, J.R.R. Tolkien was able to create a fantasy world with an endless supply of parallelisms to reality. The fantasy world was found in the “Lord of the Rings.” Tolkien is able to create wonderful symbolism and meaning out of what would otherwise be considered nonsense. He creates symbolism and meaning by mastering his own world and his own language....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien Lord Rings Essays]
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Lord Of The Rings I by J.R.R. Tolkien - Bibliographical Information: J.R.R. Tolkien , Lord Of The Rings. New York: Ballentine Books, 1965 Cast of Characters: • Frodo- the main character and new owner of the ring. • Sam- Frodos brother • Sauron- and evil being • Gollum- stole the ring the second time • Bombaldi- old friend of Frodo The story starts with the twentieth birthday-party for Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit who lives with his brother Sam in a mythical land called the Shire. Frodo owns a magic Ring which makes him invisible when he wears it, a gift from his cousin Bilbo who stole it from the hoard of a Dragon years ago....   [tags: Tolkien Book Review Lord Rings] 956 words
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J.R.R. Tolkien - J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) gained a reputation during the 1960’s and 1970’s as a cult figure among youths disillusioned with war and the technological age. His continuing popularity evidences his ability to evoke the oppressive realities of modern life while drawing audiences into a fantasy world. John Ronald Reuel was born on the third of January, 1892, at Bloemfontein, South Africa, where his father, Arthur, had taken a position with the Bank of Africa. In 1895 Tolkien’s mother, Mabel Suffield, moved back to England with her children, because Tolkien‘s health was affected by the climate....   [tags: Biography Biographies J.R.R. Tolkien]
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The Unsuspecting Hero of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Unsuspecting Hero of The Hobbit Our tendency to romanticize it notwithstanding, childhood is tough. It is not, primarily, the time of nonstop games and fun that we would all like to remember. Childhood is marked by fun and games, to be sure, but it is also marked by a feeling of powerlessness in the face of larger and older adults. These adults are in full control of nearly every aspect of children's lives. From when they go to bed to what they eat, children are allowed to make very few choices of any significance....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Essays]
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, a Fantasy Epic - J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, a Fantasy Epic   "Long ago in my grandfather Thror's time our family was driven out of the far North. . . . It had later been discovered by my far ancestor, Thrain the Old, they mined and they tunnelled and they made huger halls and greater workshops-and in addition I believe they found a good deal of gold and a great many jewels too. Anyway, they grew immensley rich and famous, and my grandfather was King under the Mountain again. . . . Undoubtedly that was what brought the dragon....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Essays]
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The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien For this report I have chosen to write on The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien. This book is a classic that every individual should read. This book is also part of a trilogy, and the story becomes more exciting as you read the other two books in the series. For this character analysis report I will focus on the character Frodo Baggins of the Shire. Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit, a dwarf-like creature. He comes from the Shire, an area inhabited and ruled by Hobbits....   [tags: Fellowship Ring Tolkien Essays] 614 words
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The Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit Many great works of literature contain violent scene that contribute more to the story than merely an exciting battle to amuse the reader. J.R.R. Tolkien includes several violent scenes throughout his classic work, “The Hobbit”. The most important of these is “The Battle of the Five Armies,” which takes place at the end of the novel. This destructive scene has many purposes in the story, several of which are that it causes the uniting of the quarreling armies, allows for a final confrontation between good and evil, and draws a suitable conclusion to the hobbit’s tale....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Battles Battle Essays]
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J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Frodo Baggins as a Christ-Figure - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Frodo Baggins as a Christ-Figure J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has delighted readers since its publication owing to its author's skillful development of his fantastic realm and its inhabitants adventures therein. In fact, Tolkien is rightly regarded as the father of the modern fantasy genre, and it often seems all fantasy imitates his work in some way. However, as readers return to the work, it often becomes apparent that the work is more than a simple escapist journey into an imaginary world; the work represents the finest traditions in literature and rich grounding in Tolkien's study of language and mythology....   [tags: J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings]
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - Bilbo Baggins, a respectable and unadventurous hobbit, is paid a visit by Gandalf, a wizard, who offers him the chance to go on an adventure. Bilbo, in trying to get rid of the wizard, inadvertently invites him to tea the next evening. The next day, Bilbo is flustered to find that in addition to Gandalf, he seems to have invited thirteen dwarves to tea as well. As he serves the dwarves and Gandalf tea and then supper, Bilbo learns that Gandalf has advertised him to the dwarves as a burglar. The dwarves wish him to help them on their quest to the Lonely Mountain, where they hope to recover treasure from Smaug the dragon, who destroyed their ancestral home under the mountain....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit] 1291 words
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Language and Culture in the Lord of the Rings - In the foreword to the second edition, Tolkien affirmed The Lord of the Rings “was primarily linguistic in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background or ‘history’ for Elvish tongues” (Tolkien 2004:xxii). Without a doubt, language is the foundation upon which Tolkien defines cultures and individuals: Tolkien’s invented languages, particularly those wholly alien to the Westron or ‘Common Speech,’ vividly reveal and reflect cultural differences in Middle-earth, but it is the manner in which an individual utilizes language that sets him apart from his contemporaries....   [tags: tolkien]
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J.R.R Tolkien and The Fellowship of the Ring - ... (Doughan).had many influences on his writing one among these is the literature of the old Norse. (Clair) This influence is visible in almost all aspects of the stories that Tolkien tells of Middle- Earth. The Hobbits, for example, are Tolkien's unique contribution to the world of Middle Earth. However the Hobbits are clearly based off of the Icelanders in the Njal's Saga. (Clair) There are many similarities between these two groups of peoples in the two stories. Many of these similarities are in habit....   [tags: biographical and story analysis]
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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - ... The good consists mostly of the other races in Middle Earth -- men, elves, hobbits, and dwarves. Characters from these races make up the Fellowship of the Ring, a group of people helping Frodo. Frodo carries the One Ring and is trying to get it to Mount Doom to be destroyed (Hodges 45-47). The story takes place in a realm called Middle Earth. The main character is Frodo who is a small being called a hobbit. Frodo is given the daunting task of taking the powerful ring to Mount Doom in Mordor and is helped by Gandalf the wizard and others....   [tags: trilogy, good, evil, the hobbit]
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Tolkien: A Racist, Sexist, or Not? - There is no doubt that John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an exceptional writer. Today, he is considered the father of modern fantasy literature. However, he did not start off as this extraordinary writer; rather, Tolkien worked his way up until he attained this status. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3rd of 1892 in a South African province. At an early age, his mother, Mabel, took him and his younger brother, Hilary, on a family visit to England; however, before his father, Arthur, could join them in England, Arthur had died from rheumatic fever....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]
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JRR Tolkien and the Twentieth Century - The early twentieth century saw an upheaval of normal life in Europe because of the Great War and the changing political and social systems. In the midst of this time, JRR Tolkien found himself transformed from a young student at Oxford to a soldier in the British army as war broke out across the continent. This war affected his life deeply, whether indirectly while he was at Oxford or through his time in the trenches in direct combat. As a dedicated academic, however, Tolkien never abandoned his passion for languages and mythology but used his experiences to bolster his own writings and creative pursuits....   [tags: Biography]
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J.R.R Tolkien and his Works - Throughout Tolkien’s career as a writer his motives for writing changed. Originally most of his writing was created for a very small audience. To be exact The Hobbit was created for an audience of his four children. Many of the published works posthumously are written for his children. A whole set of letters named The Father Christmas Letters were letters written as Father Christmas from Tolkien to his children. He, as a father, wanted to create a joy and merriment in his children through his writing....   [tags: Author, Fantasy]
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Inside J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - ... Bilbo always has had the abilities to become a hero, but answering the call and taking the actions to be a hero was what set Bilbo apart from other hobbits. An up stander is hero everyday. Everyone has the ability to be brave enough to be an up stander no matter what class, race or age they are. The victims of bullying are calling out for a hero. The up stander is only a hero when he or she answers the call and uses their bravery to take action. By giving Bilbo simple qualities Tolkien shoes that Bilbo only started to become a hero when he answers the call a takes the actions to become a hero, just like an up stander....   [tags: hero, trials, potential] 754 words
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The Hobbit By J. R. Tolkien - ... This area is usually peaceful. "What is this uproar in the forest tonight?" Said the lord of eagles (Tolkien, 96). Surely, something awry was likely to occur. And of course, the suspicions of something going on in the area were correct. The goblins then encircled all the dwarves and the forest caught fire. All except Gandalf were trapped. It was up to Gandalf to save the dwarves. Gandalf, atop a tree, told the Goblins to cease the attack, which of course, they didn't. "Gandalf climbed to the top of his tree, The sudden splendor flashed from his hand like lightning" (Tolkien, 99)....   [tags: supernatural events] 693 words
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Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien - “Not all that glitters is gold, not all who wander are lost…”, this is my favorite quote from my favorite author, the great J.R.R. Tolkien. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a bestselling author, professor of Old and Middle English at Oxford, and an incredibly skilled linguist. He was determined, steadfast, and a firm defender of his artistic integrity. J.R.R. Tolkien was an inspirational Englishman because he created a modern mythology, sparking the creation of a new genre of modern fiction. Tolkien’s childhood and studies had a large impact on his later life....   [tags: literary analysis, lord of the ring]
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J.R.R. Tolkien and the Ring - “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them.” (Tolkien 248). This famous quote is largely recognized as the inscription that is engraved on the Ring in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, The Lord of the Rings. The usage of the poem on the Ring introduces the evil nature of the Ring that had not been revealed in The Hobbit. Here, it is set up as a weapon and an object of malice for the remainder of the series. As suggested in the poem, it’s purpose was to rule over others....   [tags: literature, cult following]
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J.R.R. Tolkien Research Paper - J.R.R. Tolkien Research Paper As many have grown up during this generation, they have been dazzled by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as the artistic interpretation of this trilogy through Peter Jackson. This movement started when Tolkien created The Hobbit and then later the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s.However, there are those who have criticized both the books and the cinema for being sexist and/or racist. Tolkien is not a sexist because he develops his female characters by revealing their individualism and dynamic features, and is also not a racist because much of the criticism comes from Peter Jackson’s interpretations and because racism is harshly look...   [tags: Literary Review]
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Timeline of Tolkien's Life - ... Previously, Tolkien had been a Professor of English Language at Leeds University, which he had quite enjoyed. Seemingly all of his students, both at Oxford and Leeds, appreciated his teaching, even if he was sometimes difficult to understand (Tolkien was known to be a very indistinct speaker). One of his students, Katherine Ball, spoke of Tolkien’s reading of Beowulf: “We did not know the language he was reading, yet the sound of Tolkien made sense of the unknown tongue and the terrors and the dangers that he recounted—how I do not know—made out hair stand on end....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Silmarillion]
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Nature in Tolkien's Writing - While reading any of J. R. R. Tolkien’s major works, be it The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, or The Lord of the Rings, one cannot help but notice the amount of attention that is given to nature. There are numerous details given to describe each location, each character, even each tree. Tolkien did not claim to be an environmentalist, but by spending so much time in his books explaining the importance of nature, it is hard to say that he did not care about it. About the fantasy world that Tolkien recreated, Sherry Turkle argues, “The question is whether that prepares us to live in a world that's complex, where we need to be able to work in a structure where there are no rules and where we have t...   [tags: Literature Analysis]
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Analysis of Tolkien's The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien starts his world renowned book The Hobbit with, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (1). This book is a tale of a small hobbit named Bilbo and his ever-memorable journey through the evil world during his time. Living in the Shire, as his homeland is called, it is very calm and pleasant for Bilbo, but once the outer limits of the land are reached Bilbo is in for a great surprise. Needing a burglar on his journey Gandalf the Grey, who is famous for his magic with fire and light, came to ask for Bilbo's assistance....   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis] 2103 words
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The Myth about Tolkien - “The Lord of the Rings is racist. It is soaked in the logic that race determines behavior.” (Ibata 2). Many people have tried to perpetuate the myth that J.R.R. Tolkien was racist. They cite various scenes in The Lord of the Rings, in both the books and in the movies. These people are lying or ignorant. J.R.R. Tolkien was not a racist, nor did he ever intend for his novels to be viewed as such. There is plenty of evidence to defend Tolkien from these claims such as: the themes of his novels, like The Lord of the Rings; the clear messages in his personal writings and his upbringing; and the characters from his novels....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, also known as J.R.R. Tolkien, was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1892. He was an English both fiction and nonfiction author who created the amazing works of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Along with his brother, he was an orphan since he was 13 years old. They traveled from home to home for 6 years until Tolkien gained entrance to Exeter College, Oxford. He worked there as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and later married his longtime sweetheart Edith Bratt....   [tags: biographical and literary analysis]
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Concerning Orcs and Goblins in the Tolkien Universe - Concerning Orcs and Goblins in the Tolkien Universe John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, or simply J.R.R. Tolkien as he was commonly called, is the author of a widely known series of books which take place in the fictional land of Middle Earth. Of these books, the ones which garner the most attention are those of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and their prequel, The Hobbit. Seeing as these are novels of the fantasy genre it may come as no surprise that many of the characters or creatures described within their pages are those of fiction....   [tags: Literature]
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been beloved works among many generations of readers since they were first published. The author of these two books, J.R.R. Tolkien is just as interesting a man as many of the characters he created in the world of Middle-Earth. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Africa to a banker manager and his wife in 1892 and had only one sibling, Hilary, who was less than two years younger (Wikipedia). When he was young both of his parents died (one from rheumatic fever, the other from diabetes) and he and his brother were raised by a Catholic priest in Birmingham (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Literature]
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Revenge in Tolkien's The Hobbit: A Perilous Path - The morality of revenge is often difficult to evaluate, and the struggle to determine whether it is the path to justice or evil subtlety permeates through J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. In the novel, the morality of vengeance does not fall into the clearly set lines between good and evil. This grey area is a hallmark of Tolkien's background, for his religion and academic studies have conflicting stances on revenge. His faith criticizes revenge and promotes forgiveness, yet he was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon literature which portrays revenge as the noble route to justice....   [tags: literary/biographical analysis]
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The Epic Quest in The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - ... Gandalf persuades Bilbo into going on the adventure with thirteen other dwarves. The dwarves were told that Bilbo was the great “burglar.” Gandalf is the wizard and basically the guide of the dwarves and Bilbo. Now Bilbo is supposed to leave The Shire, Bilbo’s hometown. This is where the adventure begins. You will notice that the further he goes into Middle Earth, The more difficulties he faces, and risks increase. He starts with an attempt to pickpocket a group of trolls and later discovers the courage to confront the great dragon known as Smaug....   [tags: adventure, characters, details] 555 words
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Love in The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - “His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo!” Throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien, one of the most prominent themes present is the life and world changing effects of love. Tolkien reveals the importance of both love, and the different types of love; love among brothers, family, lovers, leaders, animals, and of country are all shown. With numerous examples of the different kinds of love responsible for saving Middle Earth, Tolkien is able to convey the significance and impact of love....   [tags: frodo, hobbit, animal roles]
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The Hobbit: by J. R. R. Tolkien - ... Thorin Oakenshield being their leader. Although there are thirteen, they do not arrive as all thirteen. The first being Dwalin, the last being Thorin. This scene was only partially accurate to the book. Yes, the order they arrived was correct, but the manner in which was not. In the book, Thorin arrived with the group that had Gandalf in it. In the movie he arrived alone. Other than that, this was merely a visual version of the scene in the book. In the book, whenever the dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo went over the map it seemed more in depth than what was portrayed in the movie....   [tags: book and movie comparisson, adaptation]
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Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - ... Going form, a fictional book, to a well thought out story. People say that the story of the stolen Roman ring fueled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien. In the late fourth century roman named Silvianus visited the Celtic temple while he was baiting his gold ring was stolen. It lead curses which lead Silvianus to think that it was stolen by a guy named Senicianus and sold to the Nodens. Which influenced Tolkien to write The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was also inspired by his academic field of Literature, poetry, and mythology....   [tags: hobbit, movie, silmarillion]
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Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien - Many writers use fiction as a release for creativity and to escape the boring reality of their lives. Very few writers have lives more interesting than their works. J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of Middle-earth, is an exception to that pattern. He was simply a remarkable man. He had many different aspects of his career, he was a fantastic writer, and he left behind a massive legacy. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s parents, Arthur and Mabel Tolkien, moved to South Africa after Arthur was promoted at the bank for which he worked (Doughan 1)....   [tags: High Fantasy, Elvish Language]
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The Influences Of Tolkien In T - The Influences of Tolkien The influences of Tolkien are many and great, but of them all, three stand out most; his great love of nature that sprung from his experiences as a youth in the English Countryside, his acute sensitivity and desire to master language, and his involvement in trench warfare in the Great War. Tolkien himself vehemently denied that the war affected his story at all. 'The real war does not resemble the legendary war its process or conclusion. If I had been inspired or directed in the development of the legend, then certainly the ring would have been seized and used against Sauron.'; Tolkien's love of language persisted throughout his life from his child hood years til...   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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How J.R.R. Tolkien Brought a New Era of Literature - J.R.R. Tolkien has a very unique was of writing and thinking. Why say that well let me tell you. One of the most celebrated writers in the world, and also many other works of writing and literature has not diminished the view of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has ushered us into a new age of literature and a new view of fantasy books and in all of our lives is a really positive effect. And it all happened through his imagination, and on might even say that we are in a new era of literature related advancements....   [tags: fantasy, accomplishment, literature]
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Good and Evil Protrayed in Tolkien´s The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkien’s work of fiction The Lord of the Rings, have with the advent of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation brought the series to newfound heights of fame. As with many works of it’s kind, The Lord of the Rings depicts a battle between good and evil, with the main characters in the books striving to thwart evil’s plan. In many other works, the author’s personal belief system or worldview drives the narrative, with the message being paramount and the characters the vehicles of conveyance for the point of the story....   [tags: evil, christianity, choice, free will] 932 words
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Analysing J. R. R. Tolkien's Bilbo and Frodo - Bilbo and Frodo J. R. R Tolkien is most known for his published works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. While The Hobbit was perceived by many as a children’s book, the storyline proved entertaining to adults as well, prompting readers to encourage Tolkien to take his “elvish” story to the next level. This is how The Lord of the Rings eventually surfaced. Tolkien’s second story is closely comparable to his first one regarding characters and events taking place. While there are a few things in each story that set them apart from one another , they are so much closer to the being the same that in the end two very similar characters, Bilbo and Frodo are joined together....   [tags: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit]
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Does The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Have Christian Ties? - Many scholars, film buffs, Christians, Catholics, and Atheists have gone back and forth over this simple fact: is the film Lord of the Rings a film with Christian ties. This is a puzzling issue; If you take the film at face value you see: wizards, orcs, ents, magic and spells on screen. The viewer is left wondering how a Christian based film can have such things in it. Doesn’t Christianity renounce those beliefs . If you dig deeper into the past of J.R.R Tolkien you will see that he has a rough road but what happens in his past only strengthen his belief in his faith, the strength of Tolkien’s faith even brought CS Lewis into Christianity....   [tags: catholic, symbolism, bible]
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The Corruptive Nature of Power in J. J. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring - ... He shut his eyes and struggled for a while; but resistance became unbearable, and at last he slowly drew out the chain, and slipped the Ring on the forefinger of his left hand” (Tolkein, Pg. 191). During this event Frodo is being attacked by enemies. At the same time the power of the ring is tempting. He gives in because he is already corrupt with the power of the ring. This shows that when he has the power he abuses it and becomes corrupt. Gollum, previously known as Smeagol, is one of the first bearers of the ring of power, and when he comes into the ring’s presence for the first time, the power makes him so corrupt that to get his hands on it he kills his friend Deagol....   [tags: temptation, abusing, characters]
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