Finale Exam Question 1 - JULIA DUBE 7211607 1 A central...

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JULIA DUBE- 7211607 1) A central theme of this course has been the significance of a numinous landscape and the journeys that take place through it. Choosing two of the novels studied on the course compare and / or contrast the ways that the authors address the significance of differing kinds of landscape in their novels. As defined in the course, a numinous landscape is “that which is supernatural within the landscape and that which is non material, uncanny, within the landscape.” Both Clarke and Tolkien use numinous landscapes as a way of marking change on the novel, whether psychological or physical, as well as to mark the journey from familiar to unfamiliar. In Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell , the numinous landscapes are introduced progressively, from the Land of Faerie, the Northern part of England, The Shadow House, Lost Hope, and towards the end of the novel we see the return of a numinous landscape over all of England with the return of John Uskglass and the Fairy Roads. In The Hobbit , the numinous landscape is used to

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