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The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling and The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien have numerous similarities. They both take place in fantasy worlds with elaborate backgrounds and...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2019 4:40 pm UTC

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The Lord of the Rings is an epic of the fate of the world of Middle Earth, a classic tale of good vs. evil. Middle Earth is populated by four main races: Elves, Dwarves, Men, and an evil race of...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2009 8:31 am UTC

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The majority of fantasy works involve magic, mythical creatures, and evil personified, while being set in a fictional world that may or may not be similar to our own world. Additionally, magic is...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019 1:12 pm UTC

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Though Frodo meant this in a negative sense, Gandalf spins his comment to a higher, more literal level. Pity was what stayed Bilbo's hand, a deeper sense of morality. Frodo believes that much evil...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2009 7:41 pm UTC

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Seven Deadly Sins found in Lord of the Rings: Since your question specifically addressed lust, greed, wrath, addiction, temptation, I will focus on those five and provide examples and textual...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2012 3:01 pm UTC

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Gandalf faces many challenges throughout the tale of The Lord of the Rings. The Gates of Moria pose a number of these. First, Gandalf faces the decision of entering Moria at all. The preferred...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2009 12:06 am UTC

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An interesting question. The word "sympathy" literally means to "feel with"—that is, a sympathetic character is one the audience can see themselves in, and feel sorry for, when they see or read...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2018 10:42 am UTC

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Tom Bombadil stands apart from the other characters in The Lord of the Rings in that he lives outside the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lords that are faced by the other creatures of...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

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To understand why J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings may be considered a classic novel, we have to first understand the characteristics of a classic. A classic novel is one that displays...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2021 3:37 pm UTC

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There are many epic conventions found in both, since you ask for three, I will try to think of the best ones. First, there is the idea of a voyage that is plagued with difficulties. Just as...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2010 8:16 am UTC

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Most of readers' information concerning Mirkwood comes fromThe Hobbit. In this novel, the dwarves and Bilbo cross through Mirkwood on their way to the Lonely Mountain. Before the Third Age,...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012 3:20 am UTC

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The hobbit community’s perception of Bilbo changes over the course of The Hobbit (or, There and Back Again, published in 1937) and The Fellowship of the Ring (the first of the three volumes...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2018 7:02 pm UTC

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The 'Call to Adventure' occurs in the second stage of the hero's journey or adventure. Equally important to understand, the 'Call to Adventure' is usually delivered by a character known as a...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2013 3:16 am UTC

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The previous post was quite strong. I would also say that one of the ways Tolkien has conveyed fantasy was through the philosophical battle of good vs. evil. Sauron being the embodiment of pure...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2010 4:06 pm UTC

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There are lots of characters in The Lord of the Rings who are able to resist the power of the ring. For example, Tom Bombadil, in Chapter 7 of Book 1, is completely unaffected and seemingly...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019 9:33 am UTC

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Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring acts as an unwilling hero throughout the trilogy. He is the younger cousin and adopted as heir to the unmarried Bilbo. He inherits the ring and its...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2012 12:48 pm UTC

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One shared theme that is present within both works is the idea of how the journey molds and shapes protagonists. Frodo's journey with the ring is one filled with challenge and adversity....

Latest answer posted January 7, 2010 7:32 am UTC

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It is a bit easier to define what Tolkien would see as "bad" or evil. For Tolkien, "bad" is power used for individual and self- serving gain. Sauron is the embodiment of that which is "bad." He...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2013 8:44 am UTC

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In Chapter 1 of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, we are given Gandalf's reputation from the point of view of the hobbits. As we see throughout the first chapters, the hobbits are...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 5:05 pm UTC

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Tom Shippey, author of J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, characterized the Lord of the Rings series as "deeply sad, almost without hope" in his book Roots and Branches. It's important to note...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019 11:49 am UTC

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In some ways I honestly never really speculated too much even though I absolutely loved reading all of the Tolkien stuff I could get my hands on. It would be hard to know exactly how things would...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2011 4:50 pm UTC

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First, it is important to note what the Christ figure is. Christ is one who sacrifices himself for the sake of others. In particular, a Christ figure experiences death and resurrection. From this...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2012 3:07 am UTC

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Samwise's practical nature and good sense make him an asset to Frodo in his quest to destroy the One Ring. In addition to these strong qualities, Sam also comes to represent the virtue of mirth,...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2012 3:52 pm UTC

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Loyalty plays a major role in the Lord of the Rings. Sam's loyalty to Frodo was the main example. Sam's loyalty never wavered, but Frodo, as the ring took over his mind, cast Sam away on several...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2010 8:30 am UTC

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The Lord of the Rings is the title of a movie trilogy, which is based on the books written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The first of the three films was shown in cinemas in 2001. The films fall under the...

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I would say that there are a couple of distinct elements of fantasy in the Tolkien work. The Shire might be one such setting. The notion of Hobbits running about in this isolated world is one...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2010 6:17 pm UTC

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One way we can see this in the novels/trilogy, is via his continued friendship and life long devotion to 'Strider' (Aragon); even knowing his dispossed status, he is willing to stand up for him at...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 2:48 am UTC

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I am going to assume that this question is asking about chapter 8 from The Fellowship of the Ring, and I am going to assume it is asking about the chapter 8 found in the first half of the book....

Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 2:46 pm UTC

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He predicts that the ring's power will consume them eventually, that it will change them into a slave of Sauron, and they will forever be under its power. He uses the example of Gollum, and tells...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2010 3:22 am UTC

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Actually, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy is considered by many to be the first modern fantasy novel and the precursor to the high fantasy novels of such writers as Robert Jordan and Stephen...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2010 7:01 am UTC

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No, the r's are not trilled in any noticeable way. The film versions portray these as fairly straightforward pronunciations. Aragorn: AIR-a-gorn Arwen: AR-wen Arathorn: AIR-a-thorn Rohirrium:...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2010 8:00 am UTC

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Hobbits share a great deal in common with regular folk, according to Tolkien, because unlike many of the author's other fantastic creatures, hobbits have "little or no magic about them" (The Hobbit...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

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