Middle-earth Essays

  • The Mythology of Middle Earth: Tolkien’s Genius

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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

  • The Hobbit Research Paper

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    based in a fictional world of ‘Middle Earth’. Tolkien has created his vast world with extreme detail, amazingly it has its own gods, timeline, people and languages. Tolkien’s fantasy novels are so overwhelmingly popular that they have their own movies. Tolkien and his family had settled into England as a child. Tolkien studied at Exeter College for his first-class

  • 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

  • Tolkien's Use Of Subcreation

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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

  • Elving And Alagaesia Comparison

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    Elves in Middle Earth are very similar and yet, to each other, foreign creatures. To see them side by side one would see just how similar and different their lifestyles are, their appearance and nature, and the magical world in which they manipulate through time and energy. The most notable difference between the two is their interaction with dragons. You may think of an elf as a short, spritely little thing with pointy ears, and maybe they even make toys. But the Elves of Alagaesia and Middle Earth

  • Eagles Theory In Lord Of The Ring

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    the ring. This is what would have happened in Lord of the Rings if the Fellowship tried to take the Eagles to Mordor. Sauron, the maker of the ring, had many spies all over Middle Earth looking for the ring and reporting back to him. Not only would finding this ring give Sauron the ability to enslave everyone in Middle Earth, it would also grant him a new body. This is why Gandalf elected to have a small and quick group to take the ring, as to not draw attention to themselves. If the Fellowship used

  • Love of the Rings

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    Fellowship of the Ring, and of their search to end the highest evil in their world. Whether it be by defending that which still stands as a free land, or by going to the root cause,... ... middle of paper ... ...lso share a small love of comfort. Someone should read The Lord of the Rings because of Middle-Earth, its peoples, and its languages. In a way, this story sums up life. We all seek to destroy evil, in one way, shape or form. I guess that’s why I love it the most. So, I guess Sam is right

  • The Hobbit Character Analysis

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    Reading Unit: The Hobbit (hobbit is based on the Old English for “hole-dweller”) pg. 170 Essential Questions and Discussion Topics  How do you define morality?  What are ways you can define someone's character? (Characterization)  How does the setting affect the mood or feelings of the characters? (Shire/Mirkwood/Spiders)  What is the idea of fantasy? (“An invention of the imagination.”)  Point of View: Omniscient (The narrator has an inside understanding of the characters)  What motifs

  • Lord Of The Rings Magic Essay

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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

  • Book Review: The Lord Of The Rings J.R.R. Tolkien.

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    Power, the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. The ‘One Ring’ is a ring that was forged in the fires of mount doom and it is the one that rules them all. For Saurons plans of domination he needs this ring which is now in the hands of the innocent hobbit from the Shire. Frodo must take on the task of bringing the ring to Mordor in order to destroy it from where it was forged. By doing this he must take on a perilous journey across Middle-Earth to the Cracks of Doom to complete his task and

  • 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

  • Women In Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings

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    Tolkien presents a society […] in which women have traditionally been seen as decorative but ultimately powerless, as pawns in a man’s world” (Neville, 101). This has been one of the criticisms that are often believed about the women in Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Some have said that the reason for it could be the much of Tolkien’s world is based on Germanic culture, in which women have traditional roles. Others have alleged that the women are this way because of the view of a woman’s place in society at

  • Norse Mythology in The Lord of the Rings: Odin, Morrigan and Their Messengers

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    have some level of intelligence. Similarly with Odin, the Norse god has two ravens–one named Huginn and the other Muginn to serve as messengers and bring him information. One example of raven... ... middle of paper ... ...radley J. J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Earth. [Wilmington, Del.]: ISI, 2002. Print. Hammond, Wayne G., and Christina Scull. The Lord of the Rings: a Reader's Companion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Print. Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings

  • The Literary Value of The Lord of the Rings

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    at least some the same standard archetypical characters. Examples of these are the hero, like Frodo, the magician, like Gandalf, and the trickster, a humorous sidekick like Sam. This trilogy concerns the journey of these heroes, as they se... ... middle of paper ... ...th value. The books contain more than just an epic tale: they are about what really matters, like good and evil, and on top of that, they are original in the sense of a modern-day myth. Works Cited Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with

  • Good and Evil Protrayed in Tolkien´s The Lord of the Rings

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    dimensionally, Tolkien imbues his characters with three-dimensional properties, allowing for all of his characters to choose. At a council meeting Elrond states “Nothing is evil in the beginning” (The Fellowship of the Ring 351). This belief is fund... ... middle of paper ... ...in the book of Genesis in the Christian bible. Evil, as presented by Tolkien, is not inherently powerful. Evil’s power is found in corrupting those with power already or in powerful positions within their society. Humility of thought

  • Frodo, the Greatest Little Hobbit of Them All

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    character through its journey to save that which is dear to him. In the case of Frodo he must protect the shire from devastation, and potentially all of Middle-Earth, by throwing the ring back into the fires of Mordor. This quest takes Frodo through a series of plot elements that famous Greek heroes have followed, his mission to rid Middle-Earth of ominous forces. Frodo’s birth wasn’t particularly odd, as most Greek heroes. He wasn’t parts divine, nor was he blessed in any way. However, at a young

  • Themes Of Symbolism In The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

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    Stephann Bertrand Mr. K Howell World Literature Adv. March 27, 2014 The Lord of The Rings Trilogy is a series of novels, illustrating the journey of Frodo the hobbit and his group of companions. They try to destroy the One Ring to prevent the land of Middle Earth from being completely overrun by Sauron. As popularity of the books has increased, several critics comment on the types of symbolism that are expertly intertwined with the front line meaning of the book. While defending his books, John Ronald

  • Descriptive Essay Restaurant

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    that they have their own fan base! With such a massive following, and business centered around the works of Tolkien definitely has the potential to become a huge success. I present to you my idea, a restaurant simply named Middle Earth. I choose this title because Middle Earth is the setting for Tolkien’s writings. For my restaurant I would take ideas from his works to create an interesting layout, staff, and menu. These writings have

  • Heroic Characters in The Lord of the Rings Saga

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    characters who—in the long run—were great help and great heroes in their own way such as the jolly Iarwain Ben-adan (Tom Bombadil). First of all, Hobbits. Absolutely no history tells of how or when the Halflings, one of the shortest people in all of Middle Earth, entered this world. What the readers do know is that Halflings, or Hobbits, are close relative to men. Even though they are closely related to men, when the race of men was rising in power Hobbits were little to no use since they were approximately

  • The Hobbit Book And Movie Comparison

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    There are many artists in the world of cinematography, one, Peter Jackson, stands out the most. He brought the world of Middle Earth to life in his films through two series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. They are his greatest works. Both were done masterfully, inspired by the famous author J. R. R. Tolkien’s books. The Most recent one, The Hobbit, told the backstory of Bilbo Baggins and the discovery of the ring of power. Yet, The Hobbit, while masterfully done, simply cannot