NewsWire: 'Stone' and 'Ring' look like 2 pages out of Same Spell-book - charlotte.com

'Stone' and 'Ring' look like 2 pages out of Same Spell-book
Charlotte.com - Thursday Nov. 15, 2001

Is it any accident that "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," expected to be the first of seven movies, is being released less than five weeks before "Fellowship of the Ring," first installment of the great fantasy trilogy?

Mmmmmm Don't think so. Because "Stone" is "Lord of the Rings," transferred from Middle Earth to modern-day England.

I don't mean that lawyers for J.R.R. Tolkien's estate ought to sue J.K. Rowling for plagiarism, but the resemblances are mighty strong. Consider this:

HP: Young wizard Harry joins three others of his kind to protect the world from all-powerful evil. LOTR: Young hobbit Frodo joins three others of his kind to protect the world from all-powerful evil.

HP: Heroic sorcerer Dumbledore is wise, kindly, silver-haired old man who battled the story's villain long ago.
LOTR: Heroic sorcerer Gandalf is wise, kindly, silver-haired old man who battled the story's villain long ago.

HP: Bad guy Voldemort has one name, is virtually impossible to kill, takes over the minds of his slaves (whom he abandons when necessary) and must capture an enchanted stone to rule forever.
LOTR: Bad guy Sauron has one name, is virtually impossible to kill, takes over the minds of his slaves (whom he abandons when necessary) and must capture an enchanted ring to rule forever.


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