The Lord of the Rings Essays

  • Adversity In Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    Throughout the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson, Jackson displays how Adversity Influences and shapes a character 's identity through the protagonist Aragorn “strider”. Aragorn, the heir of Isildur, joined the journey to destroy the ring and defeat Sauron. During their quest Aragorn 's identity was shaped by adversity in three ways; after the passing of Gandalf he took charge as the leader, when Aragorn had the chance to take the ring from Frodo but overcame

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Lord Of The Rings: Compare Contrast Essay

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    When adapting pop culture into different forms of media, it is necessary to change a variety of aspects to fit individualized nuances of each medium. The transformation of The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R.Tolkien, from a novel onto the screen is not an exception to this notion. However, Peter Jackson, the director of the popular film series, is known for staying fairly accurate to the original plot of the book. After all, when creating a film based off a novel, the director is not creating something

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Adversity In Lord Of The Rings

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    In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, adversity is defined as “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune”. Throughout the film, The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, director, Peter Jackson, displayed the effects of adversity on identity through his deuteragonist, Aragorn. Adversity shaped Aragorn’s identity in three instances, among others; when Gandalf died, when the Uruk-hai initiated an attack against the fellowship, and when Frodo and Sam departed in a different

  • Determination In Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    obstacles that may come with it. In order for a person to be determined they first have to be willing to do whatever it takes.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson is a movie, where nine characters are in a fellowship and their quest is to destroy the Ring of Evil in Mount Doom, which is located in Mordor.They want to destroy the ring to secure the fate of Middle Earth. The Ring’s quest on the other hand is to return to the hands of Sauron. Throughout the movie

  • 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