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However, Boromir is tempted by the allure of the power of the Ring and desires to use it in order t... ... middle of paper ... ...t religious undertone, like in the themes of redemption and forgiveness. Those that follow the example of Jesus by acting as a servant or sacrificing their own life, are the heroes of Tolkien’s epic. Works Cited Forest-Hill, Lynn. “Boromir, Byrhtnoth, and Bayard: Finding a Language for Grief in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.” Tolkien Studies 5.
In the end though, it is a story that was created by an author who held strong Christian beliefs and allowed his faith to be an influencing factor in his writing. Lewis never said it was suppose to be an allegory and line up perfectly. He just wanted to suppose for a little while about another world named Narnia. Works Cited C.S. Lewis, Voyage of the Dawn Treader p.270 C.S.
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If both the good and the evil forces are equal, then how does one win? The text provides an answer by saying, “Like a man outlawed for wickedness, he must await the mighty judgement of God in majesty” (Greenblatt 976-980). They might be equally matched, however, nothing can compare to the, “mighty judgement of God in majesty”, and Beowulf has God’s favor on his side. Which according to the bible in the book of Psalms it says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (James Psalms 46:1). This further suggests that Beowulf is a Christian work, as the hero in the story is winning his battles based on the strength that he gains from God.
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Ed. Humphrey Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 1981) 172.  Ibid.  Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Lord of the Rings (Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 1954) 31.