The Silmarillion Essays

  • Commonalities In Tolkien's Mythopoeia

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    Upon first inspection, these three Tolkien quotes arise to be not cohesive statements that appear together. “Mythopoeia” seems to be depicting the forces of good and evil; “Leaf by Niggle,” endeavors to make a claim about fate, while The Silmarillion focuses on power. While these very different statements all seem to be true on a surface level, they are unrelated to their shared theme. However, through a close reading of theses texts, these three Tolkien quotes share divine commonalities that add

  • The Hobbit Research Paper

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    The English writer J.R.R. Tolkien is most often remembered today as the man who wrote many fantasy works such as: “The Silmarillion”, “The Hobbit”, and “The Lord of the Rings”. However, that’s not all he was. Tolkien was also a university professor, philologist, and poet. Tolkien was a friend of another popular English fantasy writer, C.S. Lewis, author of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. A year before his death, he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the regent, Queen

  • The Hobbit Annotated Bibliography

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    J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien was an outstanding author who wrote many of people’s favorite books. He was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and died on September 2, 1973 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom ("J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien." St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers. Gale, 1999. Biography in Context). During his time alive he wrote The Hobbit and the entire The Lord of the Rings trilogy and many books, poems, etc. Originally The Hobbit was meant to be just a story

  • 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

  • Individualism In Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

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    A man is a single member of the human population, one individual, one particular person. A man is defined by his own independence; however, a man is conformed to the likeness of other men. A man will naturally adapt to his social influences, it is our human instincts to transfigure to the naturally selected people, who are considered to be a better fit for this environment. Since the dawn of the human race, it has been our personal and individual spirit that separates all men. The term spirit is

  • A Marker On The Side Of The Boat Analysis

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    Regret is a powerful emotion that has the ability to scar someone for the rest of their life. Moments of regret can come from relationships, self-made decisions and life changing events. The idea of regret also applies to “A Marker on the Side of the Boat” by Bao Ninh and “On the Rainy River” by Tim O’Brien. Although these two literary pieces are very different in many ways, both authors describe the experience of the Vietnam War as a time of regretful decisions that negatively impacted people of

  • J. R. R. Tolkien Influences

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    This meant it was J.R.R Tolkien 's first book and his last. This is because after The Hobbit ,Tolkien 's publisher requested a sequel. Tolkien sent a draft of “The Silmarillion” but the it was firmly rejected as the publisher didn 't fully read the book and understand the concept of the book. This prompted Tolkien to begin work on a new story about Hobbits called "A Long Expected Party", which later became The Lord

  • Plagiarism In The Hobbit

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    titles when he was a professor at Oxford university. His works spread all across the world and have been awarded several awards. These titles have also been adapted into blockbuster movies. Tolkien is a prominent fantasy writer best known for The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tolkien parents were Arnold Reuel Tolkien and Mabel Suffield. His father was an Englishman who was a bank manager. Tolkien had a young brother named Hilary Arthur Reuel born on

  • Half-Elves In Tolkien's Writings

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    The choice to become immortal is huge. In Tolkien’s writings we hear a lot of the elves and of men, but Half-Elves (also known as Peredhil) aren’t mentioned very often. Is that because humans and elves can’t marry? The answer is no there have been three marriages between the Eldar and the Edain. The reason we don’t hear about half elves is because they got to choose to either become an elf or a human. They don’t stay as Half-Elves they pick which race they want to be. The first human and elf marriage

  • How Did The Hobbit Change The World

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    “‘Go back?’ he thought. ‘No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!’” -Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit This quote, taken from a novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien, is merely a small sample of his incredible writing, which even today is recognized and loved by many. While his writing is still very popular, even after his death, he is also well known today for many other attributes and actions he took during his lifetime. J. R. R. Tolkien, otherwise known as John

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

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    Cover page Abstract Introduction "The Hobbit, or There and Back Again" is a fantasy novel written by English author J.R.R. Tolkien. It tells about adventures of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who was introduced by wizard Gandalf to thirteen dwarves that will accompany him in the journey. The goal of their quest is to reclaim the Lonely Mountain - home of the dwarves - with its treasures in it, which is now guarded by a dragon Smaug. The book's success encouraged the authour to write a sequel which

  • The Hobbit Language Analysis

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    Throughout the epic tales described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, as well as in both The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, philology and language prove to be important aspects of creating a fictional universe that has become interlaced with popular culture. With contributing factors from both Tolkien’s time as a professor of Anglo- Saxon and English literature and language and as a research associate for Oxford English Dictionary, the importance of the language to his literary works is vastly

  • The Call To Adventure: Refusal Of The Adventure

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    The first step from the “Departure” is “The Call to Adventure”. It’s a mistake or accident that reveals an unsuspected world to the future hero. In the text, Campbell uses a well-known fairy tale as an example of this calling. A little princess lost her beloved golden ball by accident, and then a frog suddenly appeared and offered to help her get the ball back. According to Campbell, this frog is the signal of the beginning of an adventure. Another example from popular culture is the movie “Spiderman”

  • 20th Century British Fantastic Novel

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    Rusen Loredana The Twentieth Century British Fantastic Novel Group 7, III B Course tutor: assist. dr. Eliana Ionoaia Arabic - English The reflection of earlier models of the fantastic novel in the 20th century fantastic novels This essay focuses on how earlier models of the fantastic novel and also what other elements influenced the 20th century British fantastic novels, beginning with ´myth, folktale, and fairy tale.´(Rabkin

  • 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 Obsession Themes

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    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 quite a lot of fiction throughout his life. The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion, these are just a fraction of what he has done. He has also written a lot of poetry, and much of it is included in these novels. Millions have

  • Effect Of Power In The Lord Of The Rings

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    The Corrupting Effect of Power in “The Lord of the Rings” as Depicted in the Film Version This research studies the corrupting effect of power in “The Lord of the Rings” as depicted in the film. The introduction consists of four elementary parts: background information, statement of problems, purposes of study and research questions. Background The Lord of the Rings written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkein, J.R.R. Tolkein, is an epic fantasy novel as a trilogy. The story of The Lord of the Rings is