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    The many references by Junot Diaz to J.R.R. Tolkien's universe in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao prove to be more than just an allusion to the fantastical works. The recurring comparisons of the Trujillato to the power of Sauron are more than just metaphors. They are descriptions. Diaz uses his references to describe people and situations, in real life, that have no other way of being described. The first direct quote of Oscar de Leon is, “What more sci-fi than Santo Domingo? What more fantasy

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    J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

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    creation of the One Ring is found in “The Silmarillion” after the fall of Morgoth. At the time, Sauron wants to control all of the people in Middle Earth. To gain control of the people, Sauron convinced them that he had good intentions. Eventually the people sided with Sauron, and created the Rings of Power. Sauron created the One Ring in secret so he would be able to control the other rings. This gave Sauron control of the people. The creation of the One Ring, and the essence of it’s power follows here

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    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 Reuel Tolkien asserted, “I cordially dislike

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    a journey in which he fought a battle against the evil powers of Sauron. The conflict in the story was man vs. man occurs when Frodo fought a battle of good vs. evil between him and Sauron. Acknowledged as the protagonist of the epic, Frodo was gifted with a temper well fitting to fight evil, and Sauron. Frodo was brave, selfless, wise, observant, polite and selfless and those were the traits that helped him fight against Sauron. "A Ring of Power looks after itself, Frodo. It may slip off treacherously

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    The prologue, spoken by Galadriel, shows the Dark Lord Sauron forging the One Ring in order to conquer the lands of Middle-earth. A Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed to counter Sauron's forces at the foot of Mount Doom, but Sauron kills Elendil, the High King of Men. His son, Prince Isildur grabs Elendil's broken sword Narsil, and slashes at Sauron's hand, separating him from the Ring and vanquishing his army. However, because Sauron's "life force" is bound to the Ring, he is not completely

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    bound to notice and tell the original someone who lost 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

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    The Lord of the Rings: Ents and Ecology

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    of war shall go, may it not so end that much that was fair and wonderful shall pass for ever out of Middle-Earth?” (Tolkien 168-9). Gandalf answers Theoden by saying that “the evil of Sauron cannot be wholly cured, nor made as if it had not been,” (Tolkien 169). Even though Gandalf speaks of The Dark Lord Sauron, (the main evil in the series) we can take this comment to also belong to Saruman. The evil he has created cannot be w... ... middle of paper ... ...defeated and the Ents victorious

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    they might not have the physical attributes of a hero. The unconsciously help people which is quite heroic. In conclusion, the novel Lord of the Rings is chalked full of unlikely heroes that all contribute to the destruction of the one ring—except Sauron, obviously—and these heroes can be found all around Middle Earth. Be it the small Hobbits from the shire, or the fair Elves from the middle of Mirkwood forest. Unlikely or strange people play huge parts in the novel. Starting with The Hobbits from

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    hearing the fate of Frodo and Sam, and Gandalf’s rejection of Sauron’s terms, he was horrified. It is stated that “it seemed best to him to die soon and leave the bitter story of his life, since it was all in ruin.” Frodo and Sam were presumed dead, Sauron had the Ring, and Gandalf had just pretty much sent them all on a kamikaze attack on the Black Gate. Things were looking pretty bleak for him, and, in fact, all of them, so his despair is quite a reasonable reaction to the situation. In spite of the

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    Fellowship Of The Ring directed by Peter Jackson, the main character Frodo Baggins, his companions Marry and Pippin and a wise wizard Gandalf self-sacrificed their comfort, serenity and life in order to successfully complete their quest and to stop Sauron from crushing the Middle Earth. Sometimes individuals face compelling circumstances in their lives where they need to make life altering choices. The film proposes that by the act of self-sacrifice one can achieve internal strength that may have never

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