The Lord of the Rings Essays

  • Imperialism In Lord Of The Rings

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    J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (1954-55) is a difficult (often cumbersome) read and a problematic text to criticize. The novel1 has elicited contradictory responses, from ecstatic admirations for its broad, epical sweep to supercilious dismissals for its jejune simplifications. A sequel to the more enjoyable The Hobbit: There and Back Again (1937), The Lord of the Rings invites us to dive deeper to appreciate the multiple meanings hidden underneath. The most popular, among these multiple

  • Lord Of The Rings Analysis

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    “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring” was the first part of the amazing three part trilogy that was written by J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2001, Peter Jackson released this tale as a film for all to see. This film shows the journey of Frodo Baggins and his eight companions, traveling to Mordor to destroy the great ring of power. Being a huge fan of these movies myself, I was grateful for the chance to give this film a critical analysis. There are several main concepts in the film that are

  • Lord Of The Rings And Beowulf Similarities

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    Beowulf is a well known story and is used in many schools as a teaching model and in many schools around the world. The movie The Lord of The Rings is a very popular movie that many people have watched and know about it. The creator of The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, was a huge fan of Beowulf and used many of the ideas from the story into The Lord of The Rings. There are many similarities and differences between the two stories. The similarities and differences between the characters and the

  • The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Analysis

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    Lord of the Rings trilogy is a trilogy which contains 3 episodes, “The Fellowship of the Ring”, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King”, which is composed by J.R.R. Tolkien. It has both movie and novel versions. These stories are based on Joseph Campbell’s “Monomyth theory” and Carl Jung’s views on individuation process. To have a better understanding of the structure of The Fellowship of the Ring, we can try to see the similarities between the movie and ideal structure of hero’s journey offered

  • Lord Of The Rings Obsession Themes

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    I have chosen to write about my all-time biggest obsession, The Lord of The Rings. I will focus on the author, J.R.R Tolkien, the difference between the films and the novels and the discussion regarding the lack of women in this story. I will also concentrate on one specific character, an elf named Arwen, and her role, as she has been accused of being of excess. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, otherwise known as J.R.R Tolkien was a marvellous writer. You could even say that he was a legend. He has written

  • 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

  • Lord Of The Rings: Literary Criticism

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    Chofia Basumatary Course Instructor- Shelmi Sankhil Reading Fantasy: C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien MA English (4th Sem) 5 May 2017 Freewill in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon- Samuel Butler. In the above extract we can clearly see that loyalty comes out of the feeling of selflessness that is exercised in perilous times. The dictionary definition merely means “deeds

  • Lord Of The Rings: Frodo Baggins Archetype

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    In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the fight for control of Middle Earth’s future reached its final confrontation. Hobbits Frodo and Sam finally reach the city of Mordor in their quest to obliterate “one ring”. Aragorn is leading the forces of good against the evil forces of Sauron at Minas Tirith. In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, there are many literary archetypes that can be seen and interpreted throughout the movie. Gollum can be seen as the trickster, Gandalf as the magician,

  • Inequality In Lord Of The Rings Gender Roles

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    Tolkien is the writer of the famous fantasy trilogy of The Lord of the Rings for which he has often been attack with creating stereotypical female characters and a greedy world dominated by men. In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring we see how a gentle and humble hobbit of the Shire, and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. Together they form the Fellowship of the Ring, a brotherhood form with members of the various Free People

  • Frodo Baggins And The Lord Of The Rings: An Analysis

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    puts on this magical ring at his birthday party and disappears in front of the whole town, leaving Frodo all of his belongings and his magical ring. The wizard Gandalf, a close friend of the Baggins comes to Frodo telling him about this magical ring that was left to him and how this one ring belongs to a dark lord called Sauron who wants his ring back because it has the ability to control all of Middle-Earth. Knowing how dangerous this ring is, Frodo decides to bring the ring to Rivendell,

  • Comparing Monomyth In The Odyssey And The Lord Of The Rings

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    Odyssey and The Lord of the Rings Ordinary World Frodo Baggins’s story begins when he inherits the Ring and all of Bilbo’s possessions at Bilbo's 111 birthday. Bilbo leaves the Shire, gifting his magic ring to Frodo. During the years leading up to the realization of what the Ring really was, Frodo grew restless and found himself looking at Bilbo’s old maps and wondering what might lay beyond those maps. Nearly twenty years later, Gandalf reveals that Bilbo’s ring is actually the One Ring and that Sauron

  • Tolkien's Private Life In The Lord Of The Rings

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    1. Introduction J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the world's most famous authors. His book trilogy The Lord of the Rings is one of the most read books of all time and it is said to be the foundation of the Fantasy genre. 1:1 Aim The aim of this essay is to analyze whether or not the story of The Lord of the Rings and its setting Middle-earth can be connected to Tolkien's own private life, how his experiences may reflect upon the events and environments he describes in his storytelling, and what hidden meanings

  • Lost Soul Archetypes In Lord Of The Rings

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    world, and as people go through life and experience things that the majority of humans do, mankind adheres to many of them. These templates are called archetypes, and we notice multitudes of them portrayed in novels or film. By looking at the Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers directed by Peter Jackson, one can see that the film follows character and symbolic patterns that have stayed constant through millions of years, two of which are the lost soul archetype, and the light versus the dark archetype

  • J. R. R. Tolkien's Influence On Lord Of The Rings

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    Man's Actions The fans of J.R.R Tolkien are well aware of his trilogy the lord of the rings, and as a reader, I always wondered about Tolkien personality, personality and such makes one's character and that is a heavy influence in their writing.From what I have read so far Tolkien's impression on me is that he is a daydreaming man that has an endless imagination, that has made his work beloved by millions around the world. I'll be going over my sources in how they discuss the influence that friends

  • Hayao Miyazaki: Film Analysis

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    industrialization to which many subtle references are made throughout their respective works. I am very intrigued by the fact that the two greats had references to industrialization in some of their works like Princess Mononoke film and The Lord of the Rings book. On the other hand, another of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, also possessed great reference to industrialization in itself. Both Miyazaki and Tolkien were affected by the industries of war and I will further

  • The Silmarillion Book Report

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    The Silmarillion, is a fiction book in Middle Earth and the book that sets the stage for J.R.R. Tolkien’s well known books The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Silmarillion is a book with a similar storyline with the Bible in the creation of Arda, two characters that show the evil and good in this book, and a rich storyline the gives the background for J.R.R. Tolkien’s other books. In the beginning was Arda, it was created by Euris Iluvatar. Iluvatar created the Valar, who was originally

  • Mythological Influence On Beowulf

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    The Mythological Influences of Beowulf on The Lord of the Rings It was not by chance in the way which Tolkien has infused his Lengendarium with the flavorings of myth and legend. Tolkien’s childhood and early writings were steeped with the learnings of primeval languages and Middle English myths. Tolkien’s interest in the languages of Old-English cultures would drive Tolkien to delve deeply into the realm of poetry and myth in pursuit of his passion for understanding the languages of those cultures

  • 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 Fellowship Of The Rings Analysis

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    J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy of the Lord of The Rings follows the trek Frodo Baggins and how he would come to destroy The One Ring. The first book “The Fellowship of the Ring” was published July 1954, while its predecessor, The Hobbit, was written in 1937. The following book of The Two Towers would be published in November of 1954. The third book, The Return of the King, was finally published in October of 1955. As these books have been somewhat legendary, the first movie of the entire series was

  • Bilbo Baggins In 'The Hobbit, Or There And Back Again'

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    which is now guarded by a dragon Smaug. The book's success encouraged the authour to write a sequel which resulted in a three-volume novel "The Lord of the Rings". The novel has met a huge praise from critics and usual readers and is now considered a classic in a fantasy genre. Many references were made in literature and other works of art. The Lord of the Rings has inspired, and continues to inspire, artwork, music, films and