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    Tolkiens Middle Earth

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    In a discussion of great literary minds of the twentieth century, there is one name that always stands out. J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic story Lord of the Rings is the measuring block by which all other fictional works of the twentieth century are compared. His engrossing characters, beautiful descriptions, and intriguing plot have enraptured generations of avid readers. The most endearing quality of the epic is Tolkien’s ingenious use of archetypes, most notably the quest hero. Frodo Baggins possesses

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    A Hero Dwells in Middle Earth

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    (although there are not many) this is why he did not kill Gollum when he had the perfect opportunity to do so. Bilbo is a hobbit that wants peace and justice to reign in middle earth that is why the main reason why I believe he was a hero. In middle earth as well as our own the strong people tend trample on the weak. In Middle earth Smog stole the mountain from the dwarves not caring if he ruined their l...

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    J.R.R. Tolkien’s desire to create a mythology for Middle Earth led him to draw inspiration from the mythologies of the world he was raised in. This assembly of various parts from earlier myths and works formed the basis of what is known as The Silmarillion. The creation story as outlined by the story of Ilúvatar draws its origins from the creation story of both Catholic and Pagan lore. Here, Tolkien’s own personal beliefs draw him to lead the fate of Eä down a path reminiscent of the biblical lore

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    context— allowing the reader to accept the story as a reality in a “second world.” Middle Earth and the encompassing world of Arda were constructed with this ideology in mind. Subcreation is described as both a process and a product— the process being the creation of a world and the product a theme within the story itself. Tolkien aimed to effectively utilize both aspects in his construction and content of Middle-earth. Tolkien was often very vocal in his pursuit and defense

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    The Hobbit

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    differences, as well as similarities, to our own world. The author has created the novel's world, Middle Earth, not only by using imagination, but by also adding details from the modern world. Realistic elements in the book enable readers to relate to the setting, yet have the ability to "imagine" exciting events and organisms not found on Earth. The majority of differences between Middle Earth and today's world are found in objects and the actions of characters that can not be carried out or

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    Bilbo's Journey

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    Orcs and Goblins wage war against the other inhabitants of middle earth in an attempt to take the precious gold the dwarves possess. Humans, Elves, and Dwarves combat the evil of the Orcs resulting in many casualties as well as mass destruction of human fortresses. The races of middle earth clash in an epic “battle of the five armies” similar to the battle of Armageddon mentioned in Revelation.(Brown 33) The Orcs gain the upper hand only to be defeated by unexpected air attack help from the Eagles

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    Tolkien Influence

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    civilizations mythology and folklore to help him craft his own world. Tolkien revolutionized literature with the creation of this realm, and he combined many aspects of past literature with his new ideals. The various races that were included in Middle-Earth were not created by Tolkien without the influence of the modern world. First, each race that appears in The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings was based upon a mythological creature or a group of humans in Europe. Through analysis of his works, parallels

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    along with the moon letters and magical toys. Strangely enough, in the Lord of the Rings, men also make magic. For example the sword that woun... ... middle of paper ... ...In fact Gandalf was often concerned with not displaying power of fear of being noticed by Sauron, the Ringwraiths and all the other evil, malevolent characters in the Middle Earth. The trilogy Lord of the Rings by Tolkien is a series that has inspired thousands of people to bring out the mythical and magical adventures that occur

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    The Lord of the Rings: Ents and Ecology

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    calls “green and good” and we see the people of Middle-Earth fighting to save this world. In this paper we will be looking at one of these books; The Two Towers. Also we will be looking at the film version directed by Peter Jackson. We will examine the theme of ecology through two of the main characters of both this book and film. Treebeard (voiced by John Rhys Davies) is the eldest of the Ents; he is the chief representative of nature in Middle-Earth (where the Lord of the Rings takes place), whilst

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    older cousin, Bilbo. Like the rest of the hobbits, Frodo has lived quite peacefully and well, not having to worry about how dark and dreary the rest of Middle Earth was becoming under Sauron's growing power. Now, Frodo, a small, serene creature, will have to combat the most powerful force on Middle Earth, Sauron, and, in doing so, save Middle Earth from being destroyed completely. Tolkien is telling us that power motivates many of us in our lives. However, he seems to be warning us against how corrupting

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