WHAT IS THE Lord of the Rings'?WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC STYLE ESPECIALLY IN SHOWING THE USE OF FANTASY  

 WHAT IS THE Lord of the Rings'?

WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC STYLE ESPECIALLY IN SHOWING THE USE OF FANTASY

 

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think that the question could be more specific. If we are talking about the book, Tolkien writes in a fantasy style of composition, with very profound philosophical themes. He is quite aware of what he is doing with these ideas of thought, as he and his contemporaries such as C.S. Lewis, were driven to explore basic elements of human nature within specific contexts. This style is both sweeping in its depictions of battle and settings of Middle Earth, yet intimate and moving in its conversations between Frodo and Sam or between Gandalf and Aragorn. If we are discussing the film trilogy, I think we see much of the same elements present. I had the distinct feeling that the film was able to soar with the philosophic implications in a visual way that the books were able to describe, but not envision to the level of the cinematography, editing, and musical score featured in the films. The style of both was one where profound themes of human nature were explored and revealed within the moments of human intimacy and conversation.