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  • The Sauron of Santo Domingo

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    The many references by Junot Diaz to J.R.R. Tolkien's universe in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao prove to be more than just an allusion to the fantastical works. The recurring comparisons of the Trujillato to the power of Sauron are more than just metaphors. They are descriptions. Diaz uses his references to describe people and situations, in real life, that have no other way of being described. The first direct quote of Oscar de Leon is, “What more sci-fi than Santo Domingo? What more fantasy

  • Notes On Gandalf And Sauron

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    #99 Gandalf and Sauron were driving 70 miles per hour down a desolate road at 2 am. Both men were followed and stopped by state troopers Bilbo and Frodo outside of Sauron 's home. Since deer season started, Bilbo and Frodo were looking for hunters with illegal firearms and illegally shot game. The police stopped Sauron and Gandalf in the driveway. In the process of speaking to Sauron, Frodo smelled alcohol on Sauron’s breath. Sauron agreed to take a sobriety test, failed it, and was subsequently

  • The Lord Of The Ring Essay

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    his motivation to protect middle earth, his interaction with the people around him and finally his acceptance as role of king. The first key characteristic for Aragorn character would have to be his motivation to protect middle earth form Sauron evil. Throughout the novel we see how Aragorn motivation encourages him and pushes him to continue on with his mission and the journey. His first mission was to get Frodo to Mordor to destroy the ring. which he does with the company of the ring. but

  • Comparing the Arthurian Legends and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring

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    (Tolkien, p.324) When sitting in the chair of the Guardian Kings of Gordor at the top of Amon Hen in the Seat of Seeing, Frodo sees the world covered by Orcs, Lorien in smoke and Borenings’s land on fire and finally sees and feels the Eye of Sauron. He cries out, “I will do now

  • Corruption Of Power

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    of eternity as a pathetic minuscule form of a human, trapped in limbo forever. Another example, can be made of Saruman the White, who when confronted with the opportunity to gain great power under the Dark Lord Sauron, chased his chance to rule part of Middle Earth. He served Sauron with complete allegiance, using Isengard as the main birthing site of Sauron’s forces, namely the Uruk-hai. He was the servant who publicly commanded Sauron’s forces, and is the one that led the opposition against

  • Summary Of ' Frodo 's ' The Return Of The King '

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    Frodo who is the fundamental hobbit in the Return of the King, has acknowledged the enormously risky undertaking of taking the Ring up the inclines to the flames of Mordor, from where it had been made and where it must be crushed. Closer to the end of the astonishing arrangement, the Ring gets to be an incredible load on Frodo. He battles with its energy and steady allurement all through the book. Anyhow, he has an incredible companion who he inclines toward through the book. Frodo says this to Sam

  • The Lord of the Rings by H.R. Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring

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    The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring The story starts out with a brief description of Bilbo's journeys in the pervious story, the Hobbit. Now back to the present, it is Bilbo's 111st birthday and all of the hobbits are trading stories about. Bilbo's life. He is seen as a very mysterious hobbit, the neighbors have witnessed strange creatures such as dwarves and elves visit Bilbo several times. The week before Bilbo's big birthday bash is a crazy one. When the party arrives

  • The Lord of the Rings: Our Motivation in Committing Evil Acts

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    The following analysis deals with the nature and source of evil and whether, given our innate motives and moral obligation, we willingly choose to succumb to our desires or are slaves of our passion. From this argument, I intend to show that our human nature requires that we play into our desires in order to affirm our free will. This is not to say that our desires are necessarily evil, but quite the opposite. In some sense, whatever people actually want has some relative value to them, and that

  • Analysis Of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord Of The Rings'

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    Throughout Peter Jackson’s cinematic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, the power of an individual’s motivations is vividly conveyed, as it influences many character’s course of actions. The root of Saruman’s motivations is his allegiance to Sauron, “Together, my Lord Sauron, we shall rule this Middle-Earth.” (Saruman, LOTR:TTT, Jackson), as well as supplementary influences. As for Frodo, his incentives were based on the burden of the One Ring from Bilbo, “Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case,

  • 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