The Lord Of The Rings

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In a letter to one Milton Waldman, J.R.R. Tolkien explains that “myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real ' world.” As The Lord Of The Rings is, by Tolkien’s definition, a fairy-story, it would be correct to assume that it, too, contains “elements of moral and religious truth.” However, many who read Lord Of The Rings dispute the trilogy’s religious content. Tolkien states, "The Lord Of The Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work… That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like ‘religion’...” Tolkien sprinkles bits of Christianity into Middle Earth to create an ultimately Christian work through his creation of a tripartite Christ figure, his inclusion of pity as a means of self-sustainment, and his working of providence throughout his characters’ toils. Tolkien has written a Christian work largely reinforced by the tripartite Christ figure he created among the characters of Aragorn, Gandalf, and Frodo. The three-character Christ figure is symbolic (as opposed to a single or two-part Christ figure) as each of the three characters represents a portion of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
It is Aragorn who takes the part of The Father: he is the King and the heir of Isildur. When he was young, his father was killed, so his mother brought him to be under

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