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
Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit, should not be banned in high schools because it displays the creativity that an author should be allowed to have when writing fictional works. The themes of friendship and striving against adversity were lost among those looking for witchcraft and "satanic themes," and this has caused Tolkien’s novel to decrease in both familiarity and popularity. On the contrary to this “satanic” belief, Gandalf, a great wizard, can symbolize God – both utilize the weak and give them the opportunity to grow and develop in what one is meant to become. Gandalf’s disappearances can best be related to the saying the teacher is always the quietest during the test; therefore, without solely relying on Gandalf/God, the individual has to stand up and develop on his or her own. The protestors against this book are seeing only in black and white not the in-depth layers that literature has to offer to the reader.
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. " In a hole in the ground," he wrote on the page, "there lived a hobbit." At the time, he had no idea what a hobbit was, much less why it would live in a hole in the ground- but he had to find out.
The literary works that C. S. Lewis read seeped into his own fictional writings. In the novel Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lewis draws from the literary tradition of Arthurian legend and Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso to shape his book’s story, style, and theme. These literary allusions and similarities contribute to Lewis’ rise to literary significance and the timelessness of his Narnia books. Arthurian legend “subtly but consistently” influenced Voyage of the Dawn Treader’s plot, theme, and characters (Tolhurst 158). Lewis read Malory’s Morte DarArthur for the first time at age sixteen, and it held a lasting impact on his life and works (Tolhurst 142).
Tolkien’s highly intricate imagery of malignance makes apparent the uncertainty encircling the company and sets the frightful mood over which Bilbo’s courage must prevail. His ominous description of Mirkwood Forest explains the hesitation in the company to pass onto the realm where “The entrance to the path was like a sort of arch leading into a gloomy tunnel”(153). The imagery evoked by “Trees … too old and strangled with ivy… to bear more than a few blackened leaves” (153) places the reader in the foreboding atmosphere in which the company is presently ensnarled, and effectively forewarns of sorcery, monsters and misery at play. Days into the forest, constant hunger gnaws at the company, leading them to disperse round and round in an entranced dream-like state. Then, somewhere in the pitch-dark night, Bilbo strikes dead a most nefarious enemy.
Howard Shore’s use of leitmotifs in his movie score composition in the Lord of the Rings provides for a foundational basis of emotion and character narrative. His complex integration of leitmotifs in the trilogy is considered to be among the most extensive in terms of the sheer number of motifs and themes accounted for, as well as it’s multifaceted composition. Many composers of movie scores will often fall into the pattern of minimizing the usage of leitmotifs and instead score based on momental romanticization. Shore does not fall into this category. The intentionality and strategy placed in each score and harmony is a direct emotional reflection of character development and plot progression.
Though a wide range of ages can enjoy the book through Scieska’s story and Smith’s illustrations, the author’s assumed audience is second or third-grade readers. The silliness in the stories content of this book will make the most sense if the young reader knows the original folktale.
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis is a children’s book narrating from the viewpoint of the protagonist, a rabbit, who throughout the story indignantly attempts to convince the audience that the cardboard box he possesses is something more, something remarkable. Objectively, the work raises the question not only to children but to all people, of how the boxes that surround our imagination seem to become sturdier as people progress in age while simultaneously querying: how does creativity and perseverance affect a person’s view of daily mundane situations? In whole, Portis approaches the subject of creativity in a simplistic manner—the rabbit is left unnamed, the pages only vary in solid colors, and the depictions generally consist of rudimentary lines and curves—yet while her approach is unadorned with lengthy narrative, it still simultaneously manages to convey a raw message, through comical pictures, for an audience that is not limited in age. Such as when the rabbit is asked, “Why are you sitting on a box?” by a character that the reader
Through this passion, children can often become transfixed on immoral qualities such as lying or cunningness that are displayed in fairy tales such as “Aladdin” or “Puss in Boots” (Tatar 309); with this fascination, an evil seed can potentially
Character development is the most crucial element of a story, as it urges the reader to analyse the motives or the emotions that character may convey, therefore making the story immensely impactful. Wayson Choy effortlessly and deftly develops the character of Sek-Lung in his renowned short story, “The Jade Peony.” Sek-Lung, who is also the narrator in this story, is six years old and he’s struggling dreadfully to cope with his grandma’s upcoming death. The protagonist’s affectionate yet sorrowful feelings during this emotional crisis are clearly delivered, “Her palm felt plush and warm...