Tolkien Third Paper.docx - Cherie Knighton REL 3112...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

Cherie Knighton REL 3112 Livingston Dd: March 21, 2019 Tolkien’s Analysis J.R.R. Tolkien is known as one of the distinguished, successful, mythological authors of Middle-earth era appreciated by the public and scholars in his time. Tolkien, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa on 3 rd of January 1892 renowned writer of The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings written between 1954-1955 . The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is product full of myths, fairy stories, dreams and fantasy. It is about the conflict between good and evil, where the protagonist must endure a series of journey and obstacles to destroy his or her enemy. [Nad09] Tolkien, a philologist, prefers theorizing and writing about the new world, namely Middle- earth boosting his own reputation as an academicism. Throughout his life had been raised Roman Catholic and therefore it would be fair to say that his work was based on teachings he was taught. The Lord of the Rings is not an allegory of the Gospels or cannot be compared to the work of C.S. Lewis. However, we can find parallels, especially in his earlier version of how Christ can be symbolic, especially in the main characters such as Gandorf and Frodo. The ring is a sign of power, mostly the misuse of power and evil.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture