Allusions In Lord Of The Flies

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In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien creates a fantasy world, Middle-Earth. His books are based off stories he told himself during his youth. He invented a new language called Elvish, and many other magical elements like the magic invisible ring. J.R.R. Tolkien writes about the journey of a hobbit named Frodo. Frodo’s job is to destroy the Ring before Sauron, Lord of the Rings, who created it, can find it again (Yates). Tolkien creates a mythic world full of allusion and conflict to illustrate the theme of good vs evil that has fascinated many generations of readers. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. When his father died his mother decided to move him and his sister to Birmingham,…show more content…
He wanted his work to stand alone, and to not be troubled with readers failing to notice the biblical allusions. He did not want his purpose to be evangelism. Tolkien worked for years over his books, and only released with great reluctance (Wood). In The Lord of the Rings trilogy there are several wizards, but the main ones are Gandalf and Saruman. Gandalf is the Great Wizard. He is the one they all go to in their darkest times, they rely on him for everything. Gandalf is the one who gives Frodo the task of destroying the ring. Saruman is a very smart wizard who turns to the dark side. Saruman’s master is Sauron, but because the Dark Community is so corrupt he turns on him. Saruman then starts to hunt the Ring for himself (Chance). The story also includes hobbits. Frodo is the main character in the novels. He is the ring bearer and nephew of Bilbo Baggins, the original hobbit to find the Ring. Frodo is sent on a journey by Gandalf to destroy the Ring. Frodo provides leadership through encouragement, hope, and praise. Frodo’s courage is motivated by pity, mercy, and love. Frodo always looks for the good in the situations, and in people
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