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  • The Hero Cycle Of Beren And Luthien

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    The Hero Cycle: Beren The Hero Cycle ties together all heros. It is a literary concept that illustrates the same pattern that almost all heros, from Beowulf to Harry Potter, follow. This cycle also connects genres, no matter how different, together in its most basic form. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, etc. However, the genre most associated to the Hero Cycle is fantasy, partly due to the Hero Cycles’ origins coming from fairy tale and old myths/epics of ancient days. Even modern fantasy has its stake

  • How Tolkien 's The Silmarillion Is Rife With Battles Between Good And Evil

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    Tolkien’s The Silmarillion is rife with battles between good and evil, these diametric ideals are what make this fantasy mockup of the bible a compelling and interesting book. The relationships between different peoples and the tension those relationships create are fueled by the binary opposition of what is considered good and evil. Tolkien was a literary scholar and payed abrupt attention to the appellation of places and people and the affect the supposed locution of the cultural groups within

  • Character Essay: The Troll Island

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    The Troll island. Is a island their trolls lives in peace and harmony with all animals and other creatures . On the island the trolls have theirs homes and on the island is many trees, stones, moss on the stones and diamonds that give the trolls forces. Every diamonds have their own power, the red one is for trolls that can control the fire, the green one is for the trolls that help mother nature to do her job with the tree, flowers and ever think that’s green, the brown is for the trolls that do

  • The Red Badge Of Courage Character Analysis

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    Children often wait for the moment in their lives that marks the point of maturity, when they are no longer naive, but rather complete with growth in mind and body. Bildungsroman, a coming of age story, is common in literature, but it is not always about them growing into adulthood. Many times the plot of the story involves a character casting off an imprecise or inaccurate worldview. One such story is The Red Badge of Courage by Stephan Crane, who creates a protagonist who needs to overcome his

  • The Negative Characteristics Of A True Hero In Beowulf

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    “For a true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but the strength of his heart” as said in the movie Hercules. This is also shown in the epic poem Beowulf when Beowulf risks his life for his people and people from far away. A true hero does an act for the greater good of the people and does it no matter what, because if a hero does it for themselves they aren’t helping anyone and it is defined as selfish which has a negative connotation. A hero is aware of the danger and isn’t reckless

  • Makalaur's Cruelty In Telperinquar

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    Everyone suffers cruelty in their lives. It is one of the many unspoken truths of the world. Tyelperinquar knows this better than anyone. Has often been a victim of cruelty, of malice, or seen others suffer in like manner. After all he grew up with his father and his grandfather and his uncles, all of them brimming with malice, with the need to hurt. Sometimes, when they got tired of hurting each other and the rest of the world, they would turn on him with their harsh words and their cold, silver

  • The Lay Of Leithi Tolkien's Epic Fairy Tale

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    The Lay of Leithian: Tolkien’s Epic Fairy Tale Audry Hepburn once said, “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales, and I like them best of all.” Often, a child’s first introduction to literature begins with fairy tales and which tends to resonate with them years later. Fairy tales then become a story that is inspiring for children and nostalgic for adults. The fairy tale story varies in definition between critics, yet it is always a form of fantasy. J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy novels

  • Good And Evil In The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings

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    J.R.R Tolkien’s writing consists of a variety of different mythological influences ranging from Greco-Roman, Norse, and Scandinavian. Though these sources do shape the narrative and construction of Middle Earth, the most prominent influence on his mythos is derived from Christian theology in the Bible. Traces of biblical influence can be found throughout The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Each of these texts portray Tolkien’s conception of good and evil in some way. Some have

  • Sauron From The Canterbury Tales

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    The best villain I have ever read about was Sauron from “ Lord of the Rings”. The Dark Lord Sauron, a servant of Morgoth, the Great Enemy, took his master's place after the First Age. Through the story he makes much trouble for the protagonist and creates wars. Sending many enemies and dragons as such to attack the hero’s. Sauron is a nightmare that would do nothing to get the ring’s power. Sauron does many things that show he is a villain. I have already said some things about what he did. Sauron

  • How Tolkien's Life Influenced His Works

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    How Tolkien’s Life Influenced His Writings Thesis: John Ronald Reule Tolkien’s life experiences influenced his writing, beginning as a student, then a soldier, lexigrapher, professor, and then a writer to his own children; Tolkien’s life created the place known to most as Middle-Earth. Introduction Childhood South Africa Baboon Spider Lack of Greenery only sand and rock Early family life Early love of language and Anglo-Saxon literature Early adult life Edith and Tolkien Beren and Luthien