How J.R.R. Tolkien was influenced by Neo-Platonic ideals when developing his famed Middle-earth universe in The Lord of the Rings.
From the House of Fëanor to the Scion of Kings, this is an attempt at gathering together all of Tolkien's writings on Gil-galad, and how the character developed from the Legends of the Fall of Númenor.
Banning, Censorship, Book-Burning, it all took place then, and it's still happening now. Free country? So you think. Here's the inside scoop on the banning and censoring of The Lord of The Rings.
This is a two year old essay which has now been revised (as of Sept 23 2003). If you have read it before, it is completely different now.
This is an informative essay on the world of Tolkien! It has the histories of races, and much, much more!
Just can't help yourself, can ya!
Trying to find out more about Legolas....
I saw there were several requests for Elrond biographies.
Lord Of The Rings
Turin Thalion, the son of Hurin the Steadfast (Lord of Dor-lomin) and Morwen Eledhwen of theHouse of Beor, is the Heir of the House of Hador Goldenhead (The second house of the Edain). He is one of the most tragic characters in the world of Middle-earth as his story unfolds in the Lay of the Children of Hurin.
The purpose of this paper is to explain the creation of a new mythology by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. His main sources of inspiration are firstly exposed in order to be secondly contrasted with their reshapings and the new elements given to the Heroic Fantasy by this famous writer. Especially, his influences from Antiquity, from his work and his attractions are evoked as well as his principle of cohesion, his complex vision of good and evil and the raising of Heroic Fantasy to a vector of strong morals. Notes and appendixes, including the main dates of his life, are given at the end to light the text.