Lord of the Rings Research Paper

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Lord of the Rings Trilogy relationships with Christianity

The Famous three book trilogy of “The Lord of The Rings” is among the most famous and favorite trilogies in the history of modern literature. A trilogy like this that could make arguments against “Star Wars” as being the greatest trilogy of modern time must have been written by a mastermind, and it was. The author J.R Tolkien is an incredible writer, but, could any one person create such a masterpiece with nothing to base it on? Perhaps, but not likely. Many people believe that Tolkien used a book that is historically the best seller, most famous, and one of the oldest that is still sold, the Christian book “The Bible”. While people read the Lord of the Rings books, it has
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These two leaders may be the strongest piece of argument that Tolkien based his trilogy on the bible. The second way that The Bible and The Lord of the Rings clashes on similarities is the evilness and usage of greed and the overall evil enemy. In the Bible it is the “Devil”(Bible) and in The Lord of the Rings it is the evil lord “Sauron”. Both of the two resemble in physical features especially. Sauron is portrayed in two forms in the books, one is an evil man in a set of armor with blackness as skin and spikes coming from the top of his helmet, the second way he is displayed is a fiery eye sitting on the top of a mountain. The devil is described as a beast with horns surrounded with blackness. Sauron and the devil also use certain tools to spread his evil. The Devil uses sin to takeover people and spread his power. Sauron also uses a similar tool, the ring. The “one ring” is a powerful ring that Sauron believes should belong to him. He uses the ring to overtake people’s souls such as Frodo, Golem, and Bilbo. Sauron also uses his powerful orc armies to spread his evil throughout Middle Earth. In the Book Genesis the devil uses an apple to show how sinful and greedy people are also how weak our will is. He tells Eve not to eat from a certain tree and her greed pushes her to eat the apple. Sauron shows how weak people are by how strong they are overtaken by the ring.

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