Light And Dark In Lord Of The Rings

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J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is a classic literature that illustrates a story of Frodo, who departs on a quest with his friends to save their place, the Shire, by destroying the Ring. The author intelligently wrote about light and dark to represent two antagonistic forces of nature, whether good and evil, knowledge and ignorance, love and hatred or contentment and agony. To answer the question, a few quotes will be picked from the book and will be analyzed to justify how that particular quote and techniques used by the author indicate light and dark. Tolkien uses light and dark to develop the mood of the story and engage his audience into the atmosphere. “Evil things do not come into this valley; but all the same we should not name…show more content…
“Hobbits only knew in legends of the dark past, like a shadow in the background of their memories, but it was ominous and disquieting. It seemed that the evil….strongholds of Mordor.” This quote indicates that even in the Shire, Frodo gets the information that not all is right with the world. The Shire is safe and guarded, but not as much as it should be. The author has used the words ominous and disquieting to make his readers uneasy and create an upsetting impression so that the readers are able to feel and sense how exactly the characters are going through. By using this technique to foreshadow events in the novel, Tolkien intensifies the dramatic impact of his…show more content…
“The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can...And whither then? I cannot say.” This song is significant because it foreshadows one of the vital themes of the book; Bilbo’s actions in the book are all a part of his individual experience. (Picking up the ring and hesitating to return it) Furthermore, these actions additionally undergo a vast effect on everything that goes on around him. The author uses words such as “Where many paths and errands meet” to convey that we have no way of determining what the ultimate consequences of our deeds might be thus, all we can do is "follow" or chase the Road with full
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