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  • 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

  • The Hobbit, And The Lord Of The Rings

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    Feanor chose freely to pursue the Silmarils, just as easily as he could have chosen to destroy the Silmarils. This calls into question the cosmology in The Silmarillion, because Feanor essentially went against the will of the gods on Middle Earth at the time, and forsook his happy life for greed over a physical object. He

  • 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

  • The Silmarillion

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    The book read had the title of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of The Rings, a widely read trilogy of books adapted for the screen in a trilogy of popular movies, takes place in the Land of Middle Earth. Some fans of the series do not realize that Middle Earth was no abstract concept in the mind of its creator, J. R. R. Tolkien. On the contrary, he developed an intricate language, mythology, and history for his country. After his death, his son Christopher helped gather and publish

  • The Martillion

    500 Words  | 2 Pages

    This time, Sauron was just a lieutenant of Melkor, an even worse and powerful villain, the source of evil on Earth. Ever since it became available in 1977, The Silmarillion was a stunning story. The adventures of Feanor, the elf, who created the Silmarils, jewels around which the story is centered, and Melkor, the most powerful being, yet the most evil, is one of the best sagas Tolkien has ever

  • 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

  • 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