Harry Potter Lord Of The Rings Jungian Analysis

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The following essay will be on the investigation of good and evil magicians in ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ from a Jungian perspective. The heptalogy ‘Harry Potter’ was written by J.K.Rowling from 1991 until 2007; it tells the story of Harry Potter growing up and fighting the evil magician Lord Voldemort. In this fight he is being supported by Professor Dumbledore, the headmaster of his school. The pentalogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was written by J.R.R. Tolkien; it is about Frodo Baggins going on a mission to destroy the ‘one ring’. He is helped by a fellowship and the magician Gandalf the Grey. Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the founder of analytical psychology. I am going to analyse the good and evil magicians in both series from a Jungian perspective to find out what good and evil are and if they even exist. Jung had the idea that every character is either introvert or extravert and can have four different ways of thinking. The four …show more content…

The ring persuades its bearer to listen to his shadow. It takes the negative and evil parts of its bearer that he is ashamed of or refuses to acknowledge and lets them rule und mislead the person. Frodo in on an adventure discovering his collective unconscious; he listens more to his shadow than to his anima and therefore he struggles with bearing the ring. What is missing is a female representing Frodo’s anima; he struggles at the end because his shadow is easily persuaded. The only one who can resist the power of the ring is Sam; he represents the self, for he integrated his ego with his shadow. Therefore the ring cannot harm him. Galadriel is able to show people their own shadow and she represents the personified

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