In the context of the novel, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, myths and mythology may have a stronger hold than what is normally reduced to mere fantasy. As Tolkien himself was apprehensive of his works being titled as fantasy, we can see that it is rather true that the works goes beyond the genre or restriction of being a fantasy literature. In the literary jargon, the genre of fantasy is that of an imaginary universe, which is
Which one fits the Hero’s Quest better? The Hero’s Quest is an archetype that is used commonly throughout works of literature in history. By coincidence, both Beowulf and Aladdin use the Hero’s Quest as their type of plot. Both works of literature follow the Hero’s Quest extremely strictly, resulting in being able to find key points in both of these works that coincide with the Hero’s Quest. For example, the first step of the Hero’s Quest is the call to action.
Regardless countless other evident reasons, a journey is a typical topic of many works of art, especially written, because of its obvious figurativeness. Writers frequently begin to write for the sake of escaping from reality, we can presume that the allegory of going home is then their own expression of the need to get back to the simple, genuine reality. It is utterly easily noticeable in the Tanja Stupar-Trifunović’s poem, and it would appear that this pattern can be found in J. R. R. Tolkien’s work as well. We can draw the tentative conclusion that Tolkien extensively projected his feelings into the plot of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again and try to prove this assumption by comparison with The Journey from Stupar-Trifunović. The poem The Journey consists of four stanzas, while the first one and the third describe a story of a writer, whereas the other two portray the tale of Hansel and Gretel, in which case the emphasis is put on the philosophical aspect of the fairy tale.
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The analysis provided in chapter 2 proves that “horrid” novels cannot be regarded as mere automatic copies of The Mysteries of Udolpho. However, since it is mentioned in the novel several times, most scholars acknowledge the largest influence of The Mysteries of Udolpho on Northanger Abbey. Nevertheless, I agree with Nowak’s statement that “by arbitrarily assigning responsibility for all Gothic aspects to Udolpho, the complete appreciation of its true depth and relationship with the Gothic is limited.” Therefore, Nowak is interested in the comparison of Northanger Abbey and The Orphan of the Rhine and demonstrates on several examples that this selection was not random at all. For example, the part when Henry talks about the possible mysteries which Catherine will experience at the Abbey and he mentions Dorothy. Nowak emphasizes that the main female servant in Sleath’s novel was called
In this sense, the omniscient narrator author representation in The Hobbit is Gandalf, but, the Tolkien- author representation in the novel is Bilbo, because hobbit characteristics are familiar to the author because this one identifies social and humanly with him. It is well known storytellers used linear stories for an illiterate audience for better comprehension. In this way, Tolkien uses this system or literary method to facilitate its comprehension of an imaginary world created in his mind to an unaccustomed reader in fairy, hero and dragon
In this essay, I intend to justify the claim that Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales participate in the trope of the modern subject. Furthermore, I will explore the religious and societal critique that this literature participates in, using literary mechanisms and intertextual reference as a means of exploring the ways in which Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale as well as its Prologue and Epilogue accomplish this critique. [Finally, I will conclude with my understanding of how Chaucer’s writing, as a late Medieval text, contributes to meta-literature, our conception of the progression from one literary epoch to another.] The emphasis, as this essay will hopefully show, is an exploration of the roles texts bear towards each other. In starting this elective tutorial series, I never expected Ricardian literature to ask questions regarding intertextuality, intention, irony and the socio-political landscape.
General Introduction: The Canterbury Tales and the Tradition of the English Language. A question often asked about the literature of the Middle Ages, as well as the literature just before and after it, is why read it at all. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Talessix hundred years ago in a form of English which when first encountered is not only difficult to understand but also frightfully so. The world described in the collection of stories is vastly different from our own, at least on the surface. Why then read a text which is on its surface nothing like the world today?
All directed by the one and only Peter Jackson. The movies shows the theme that J.R.R Tolkien is trying to show in his wonderful novel. Its hard to get back things that you lost. J.R.R Tolkien really did a sensational job to demonstrate this theme in The Hobbit. “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Bilbo Baggins, the typical hobbit you would encounter in the land of middle earth.