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What makes The Lord of the Rings a fantasy work? Show the major elements of fantasy in this work.

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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 usually a heavy plot device.

Clearly, according to these limitations, The Lord of the Rings series falls under the umbrella of fantasy. There are multiple wizard characters, as well as others who can use magic in some form: Gandalf, Saruman, Tom Bombadil, Radigast, Sauron, Elrond, and Galadriel are all characters that are either wizards or have some propensity for magic, and there are plenty of others. There are also mythical creatures, including dragons, orcs, giant eagles, goblins, elves, and trolls. Sauron is essentially the physical embodiment of everything evil and is attempting to enslave the...

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