The Lord of the Rings Essays

  • The Lord Of The Rings And The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

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    of Anglo-Saxon literature throughout The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. Though he wrote these books decades later, Tolkien used his knowledge and interest of Anglo-Saxon times to create this mythical, dark, and adventurous tale. Tolkien showed many themes of which were often seen in books written during the Anglo-Saxon time period (450 A.D. – 1066 A.D.) He drew much of his inspiration from the epic poem Beowulf, which is seen all throughout The Lord of The Rings. This book is known as the greatest prime

  • The Lord of the Rings

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    J.R.R. Tolkien was motivated by different elements in his life to write The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was an admirable British writer and scholar best known for the author-illustrated children’s book The Hobbit and its adult sequel The Lord of the Rings (O’Neil 1529). The Hobbit is the biggest part of why he wrote The Lord of the Rings, along with every feature of his successful life. In 1930, Tolkien jotted a few enigmatic words about “a hobbit” on the back of an examination paper he was grading

  • Lord of the Rings

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    Lord of the Rings Tolkien's famous book, "The Lord of the Rings", has been repudiated as one of the best fantasies ever written. Tolkien creates a very deep intimacy between the book and the reader, he captures the reader's attention and lures him into the story. One of the ways how this cathartic relationship is created is through the use of reality of the situation in the story. Tolkien has conjured up a fantasy language, to show the actuality this novel may present. Some quotations of this

  • Lord of the Rings

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    In the The Lord of the Rings, by J. Tolken, there are many things that make the story symbolic of a Christian influence. The constant emphasis of good vs. evil brings forth reason to suspect that this novel has a Christian basis. In this paper I will prove and backup my personal opinion through sighting specific examples of the influences from the book. Iluvatar is similar to a Christian god and the Valar are something in the middle of Christian angels and the gods of pagan myth. The highest of the

  • Lord of the Rings

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    will be the question that Tolkien himself emphasized as central to our perception of works of fantasy: what is "the effect produced now by these old things in the stories as they are" (32); in other words, how are the elves, orcs, the Dark Lord and the magic ring relevant to the here and now? However, I do not believe that the answer to this question should be sought in the circumstances of the author's own life.

  • Lord of The Rings

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    too much power is summed up by Lord Acton when he once said, "Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely." In Tolkien's first book of his fantasy based trilogy, Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Rings tells a story of a quest to destroy a powerful ring throughout Tolkien's created "Middle Earth". This quest was headed by a "Hobbit" named Frodo Baggins who, in the end, becomes corrupted by power himself. This corruption begins when Frodo uses his ring to become invisible over and

  • Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring

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    Lord of the Rings: fellowship of the Ring is the first part of the trilogy of Lord of the Rings. When it first saw the light of day it was made as a book by J.R.R Tolkien on July 29th 1954 and gained massive popularity due to the wonderful detail and passion put into the book, not to mention that the book was also massive and that is why there are three movies and only one book because it was so big that if they put it into one movie it would be about 20 hours long. After the huge popularity of the

  • Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and the Dark Lord, forged the one ring, filing it with his own power so that he could rule all other. But the one ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth, it remained lost to him. After many years it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit of all creatures. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with

  • lord of the rings, fellowship of the ring

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    Lord of the rings, Fellowship of the ring By: J.J.R Tolkin, print date: Oct, 1965 The story starts with the 33rd birthday-party for Frodo Baggans, and the 111th birthday party for Bilbo Baggans, Hobbits who live in a mythical land called the Shire. Frodo’s best friend is his gardner Sam. Frodo owns a magic Ring which makes him invisible when he wears it, a gift from his cousin Bilbo who stole it from Gollum years ago. One day the old wizard Gandalf comes to the Shire, and he tells Frodo of an evil

  • Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    In the film Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) I will demonstrate that the main message is how meaningful friendships are and how those friendships will help you when you need it the most. I will use Frodo’s journey with the “Fellowship of the Ring” to validate this claim by analysing Richard Gombrich theory of cognitive and affective beliefs. Moreover, I will use Arnold van Gennep’s theory of the rites of passage to illustrate the creation and meaning of Frodo’s friendships. I

  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    “Power”, and, “Celebration”, represent light in times of darkness. While these words can be taken as good or bad, they represent the “now” version of me; of the world. The past is represented by a poem from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots never reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring.

  • lord of the rings

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    The Lord of the Flies William Golding’s book, The Lord of the Flies is a wonderful, fictional book about the struggle and survival of a group of boys trapped on an uninhabited island. This book kept me very interested and made me want to keep reading. The characters were very diverse and each had very appealing qualities in themselves. The setting is brilliantly described and the plot is surprisingly very well thought out. Many things like these make this book such a classic. Although there are not

  • Analysis Of The Lord Of The Ring

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson. The film is an adaptation of a volume of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien published in 1954. This is the first film of Peter Jackson’s trilogy that adapted J.R.R. Tolkien’s entire Lord of the Rings series into screenplay. The Fellowship of the Ring takes place in the Second Age in the fantasy world of Middle Earth, after Dark Lord Sauron forged multiple corrupting rings as gifts to the rulers

  • Discipleship In The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    One of the best examples of discipleship is in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. You see many examples of discipleship in this movie or book, whatever your preference. You have to look at the story in a literal view. The literal view is looking at something deeper than just what you see on the outside. You have to think about what the author was trying to convey with each part. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a great example of what discipleship is about, you

  • Beowulf and The Lord of the Rings

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    of The Lord of the Rings were the upmost example of what a hero should be. All heroes are expected to have strength, glory, and wisdom. Chivalry and responsibility were also inspirational traits. Heroes are expected to be physically and mentally resilient. Each of these traits reflects the elements of a heroic tale. All heroic tales involved the elements of weaponry and treasure. All heroes are also required to go on an adventure or more in order to defeat a monster or monsters. The Lord of the Rings

  • Conflict In Lord Of The Rings

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    The Lord of the Rings is, no doubt, one of the greatest classics of literature. Tolkien has “[expended] great pains on the historical and linguistic background of Middle-Earth” (Grant, 1981, p. 104), inventing whole new races, languages (the elven tongue, the orcish tongue, the black speech of Mordor, even the elvish runes), and even creating an extremely comprehensive and elaborate map of a fictional world with its own unique and original terrain. The “grand canvas upon which Tolkien’s entire legendarium

  • The Lord of The Rings Universe

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    Dark, imposing, devious, powerful beyond measure, Sauron is evil personified in the Lord of the Rings universe. He is the be all and end all when it comes to villiany in the Lord of the Rings tale. He is a major reason that the Lord of the Rings is regarded as a pinnacle of epic fantasy story telling. But he is not an overly complex villain, with morally gray motivations that some may say are required if an evil character, especially the central one, is to be regarded as important and beneficial

  • Ambiguity In The Lord Of The Rings

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    ideas of sub-creation from other literary styles like mythology (“On Fairy Stories” 8). In his works of fiction, including the Silmarillion and The Lord Of The Rings, the idea of genre ambiguity stays consistent, with Tolkien using conventions of horror in his creation of a second world. Thus, an analysis of the horrific imagery in The Lord Of The Rings will show that horror acts as a device in the creation of his second world, shown through monsters like Shelob and the Uruk-hai, who provide a source

  • Christianity And Lord Of The Rings

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    Christianity appears not as allegory--Tolkien despises that(2)--nor as analogy, but as deep under girding presuppositions, similarities of pattern, and shared symbols. That there should be similarities between the presuppositions of of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's Catholic faith is to be expected given Tolkien's own views on Christianity and myth. Regarding the gospel story Tolkien wrote, "The gospels contain a fairy-story, or a story of a larger kind which embraces all the essences of fairy-stories

  • Lord Of The Rings Landscapes

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    The landscapes in The Lord of the Rings are crucial to the storyline. Tolkien has created a quest narrative in which physical landmasses, nature, and geography play a huge role in every scene. He develops the world of Middle-earth in such a way that it perfectly resembles a real life realm. By using every major component of our Primary world, he is able to fabricate a new one with indescribable quality and realistic attributes. Additionally, Tolkien uses the landscapes to enhance every scene, to