The Lord Of The Rings

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The Lord of the Rings is a Trilogy that was written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. This epic novel follows Frodo Baggins of Bag End, and his journey through Mordor to destroy the “One Ring”, a physical manifestation of evil Sauron. This tiny creature must embark on this journey to save the fictional world of Middle Earth from the revival of evil and destruction. ( Tolkien). What was the significance of The Lord of the Rings and its effect on Western Society after its creation in the 20th Century? The LOTR has been studied by many scholars and had proven itself to be a very influential piece of fiction, the epitome of the 20th century. LOTR is also a personal favorite and had affected my personal paradigm. The Lord of the Rings is very significant in even todays world, this is proven by the work’s influence on the fields of; music, the English Language, literary/religious values, and even anti-establishment/environmental social movements. Although this fantasy of 1000 pages brought all these changes to western culture, there was some resentment. The Lord of the Rings was dammed and banned by some Christian religions due to the Pagan-like world and the magical practices it depicted. Although the work was censored by some institutions, tangential religions including Wiccans, Neo-Mystics and modern Pagans revere the work for the resemblance to their beliefs. They have even come to adopt some on the characteristics of Tolkien’s thinking. Some Christians reject the work at face value but some germane religions, such as Catholics value the works for its deep, underlying, monotheistic themes. The acrimony by these few is misplaced, and despite this ignorance the LOTR had made changes to many religious practices. This being such a w... ... middle of paper ... ...e LOTR changed collective western humanity, they way we look at God/gods, what we listen to and sing about, how we communicate, even what we value and gives us evidence to fight the power. The Lord of the Rings is truly, genuinely significant in todays world, this is proven by the work’s influence on the fields of; music, the English Language, literary/religious values, and even anti-establishment/environmental movements. The Lord of the Rings did have a large impact on western culture, and it continues to do so. The LOTR is not limited to these significant changes. The LOTR has radically changed these institutions and I am testament to the power it maintains to change individuals. We will continue to see more areas of western culture that will be influenced by this masterpiece. Alike his Elven outpost, Rivendell Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is truly timeless.

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