Racial difference has had an enormous impact on society for centuries. Race is one way that humans use to define and categorize other people, but the basis of it can be used on creatures with human attributes. One result of race in humanity is harsh judgments towards differences in nationality, drawing a line between cultures. Although the idea of equality for all people is more common now, it can be argued that society is still affected just as much by race now as it was a hundred years ago. Race has similar influence in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit which features a variety of different creatures and beliefs. Although the book features many different races, the majority of characters from the same race all act the same
Imperialism is not a new concept by any means to the human race. This form of movement has not only made many great empires rise to greatness, but have also made many fall (Roman). At many points in history the drive for imperialism was the only aspect some nations had in common (Cohen). Imperialism is simply the expanding of one’s power and influence by the complete taking over of other’s financial markets, industry, and abilities to be themselves.
Tolkien’s The Two Towers is a continuation of his book The Fellowship of The Ring. The company is now facing new enemies and making new friends. Within The Two Towers Tolkien is straightforward with good and bad people. It is as if it’s in black and white. Tolkien has it where there is no evil without good. That for the bad to happen there has to be events or “falls” to happen. (Mathison) He shows his strong contrast of good and bad between Gandalf and Saruman. He also shows the gruesome setting of Mordor compared to the shimmering place of Rohan. With all of this he adds more detail with figurative language. He bolden’s the contrast of good and bad by using imagery, similes, and metaphors.
“I’m tall, fat, rather bald, red-faced, double-chinned, black-haired, have a deep voice, and wear glasses for reading,” C.S. Lewis described himself to a young admirer in 1954 (Dorsett). While this self-description possesses accuracy, who is C.S. Lewis really? For many individuals, Lewis will forever remain the creator of the phenomenal world of Narnia, the author of some of the most famous children’s books of the twentieth century. Even to this day, fifty-four years after his death, Lewis remains one of the most influential authors of his age. Alongside his equally prominent friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis is widely recognized as a literary landmark. The worlds of literature and film have both been intensely impacted by these two Oxford authors. Yet without Lewis and the impact he has had on not only Tolkien, but every reader who discovers his works, our society would be
Would you be able to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of adventure and a promise of treasure? This was the predicament Bilbo Baggins is unexpectedly presented with one sunny afternoon. Thirteen dwarves appear at his door and put forward their offer. Bilbo is a little apprehensive at first but soon comes to the realization that in his ordinary life of a Hobbit in the Shire he will never get another opportunity like this again. When reading The Hobbit, being able to step out of your comfort zone is a major key. J. R. R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit is a novel that is not only showing a heroic quest, but is a fantasy and satire. It is written in the third person, almost exclusively from Bilbo, the protagonist's
Tolkien—The Mind of a Genius. By Alicia Kort of the Newsweek magazine “a smooth, pale fluent little chap—no harm in him: only needs a smack or so.”.this give a sense of how he was and as I mentioned before one personality and then the things they love can be an impactful thing in one work. All that I have mentioned in this paper, for example, the events and people that inspired and influenced J.R.R Tolkien to write his mind-blowing stories that eventual inspire other as well that's the beauty of it, it's a cycle of inspiration.and it will never end everyone can take inspiration from
The treatises of imperialism, like other social subjects, have caused many controversies among those who are deeply interested despite their diverse national backgrounds. Nonetheless, no matter how heated debates the subject has raised, it is essential to fully deal with it based on historical sources. This paper will decode imperialism from the following primary sources to help people better understand the impacts of imperialism on the world’s politics, economies and cultures: John A. Hobson’s Imperialism: A Study, Vladimir Illyich Lenin’s Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism, Jules Ferry’s On French Colonial Expansion, Rudyard Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden, American Anti-Imperialism League’s Platform of the American Anti¬-Imperialist
When examining literary works, especially more popular literature, there tends to be story that surrounds the author and their intended purpose for writing the book. Tolkien’s writings may have been so widely received due to the saga’s fantastical and magical attributes. As a result, Tolkien’s audience enjoyed the emotional connection they could make to escape their own mundane world into a world which is familiar yet fundamentally different in respect to the mythical creatures which mingle with the human world. Tolkien’s fantasy creates a nation through mythology. Mystical creatures are flesh and blood; thriving in their foreign lands. Each of these creatures have adapted to their own environment. They have their own culture. Tolkien attempts to reincarnate our own world and transforms it into an allegory.
Bryce‘s responses in the reading comprehension unit demonstrate his ability to read and understand both fiction and non-fiction material at grade level. He was able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to make sense of unfamiliar text. Bryce‘s narrative piece entitled Blackout, demonstrates his ability to write grade level text for a variety of purposes and audiences. He is able to organize his writing effectively by including details to support his main idea. Bryce used language intentionally and edited his work for spelling, punctuation and grammar. Bryce’s book talk project on, “Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers” by J.R.R. Tolkien demonstrates an understanding of the elements in a narrative. His work was organized and he was able
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien introduces the character of Tom Bombadil to portray a hope and peace in the midst of danger and peril. Tom Bombadil, a mysterious character, brings about a new way to show his power and control over the Old Forest through song. Tom is vaguely described by Tolkien, however the stories of the Old Forest and Old Man Willow, give insight on the character of Tom Bombadil in The Fellowship of the Ring.
In “Interpreting ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’: Translation and Manipulation of Audience Expectations,” Andrew Eichel makes a convincing argument as to how translations can affect pieces of writing. Throughout his essay, Eichel lays out a vast amount of examples as to how translations affect writing; however, there are issues with how this evidence was presented. Firstly, it is not clear what kind of audience is addressed in the essay. Eichel also presents an extremely black and white perspective on foreignization vs. domestication. Additionally, Eichel chose an unnecessarily sophisticated language for his essay and over exaggerated the way Tolkien’s translation changes the original, as well as its “obscurity.”
Ecological imperialism is a theory that was developed by Alfred Crosby that says European settlers were “successful” in colonization because of their introduction of animals, plants, and diseases that were not native or found in original native lands. However, it was the “success” of the colonists that led to declines and suffering in native populations. Crosby believed that this is what led to major shifts in the ecology of the colonized areas and declines in the indigenous populations. In the United States and Central America, ecological imperialism affected the native populations in destructive ways. Notably, in Central America, ecological imperialism is considered a catalyst in the collapse of many native populations due to the superior
Legend has it that Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien of the University of Oxford was at his desk one summer 's day in 1930 wearily correcting examination papers when he came upon a page in an answer-book that was left blank.
What happens when one day a cloaked figure asks you to join a group of heavily bearded men in search for treasure in a dragon’s lair? Bilbo is fortunate enough to experience such a peculiar invitation, but the Baggins side of him is quick in refusal. Yet off he still goes from his warm and fuzzy hobbit hole in the Shire to the desolate land of Dain, where he learns to prove his worth amongst his hot-tempered Dwarf companions. Along the way, allies are made, secrets kept and human desires put into play, eventually culminating in the concluding battles where Bilbo plays a pivotal role in the management of order in the fellowship. The Hobbit mirrors the world during the time