I remember the moment with total clarity, when one of my great loves began.
A paper I wrote for a class on Tolkien at Portland State University, which I thought other fans may like to read, dealing with the perception some people have of The Lord of the Rings as a simplistic tale of good triumphing over evil, and why I think that perception fails to take in the nuances and complexities of Tolkien's created world.
The topic this month was connections, and this is what first sprang to mind.
A comparison of Frodod and Sam's friendship and the friendship of two people from the bible.
This just came to me once, when I was in bed. I hope you like it.
this was my senior term paper discussing the amazing assortments of archetypes on the Lord of the Rings books
This essay intelligently explains why Jackson's films are better than the books.
Although the better known Tolkien illustrators are men, there are a number of women artists who illustrate Tolkien's stories.
Reminiscences of an old man; a story based on the life and experiences of J.R.R. Tolkien
An essay response to "Are Women Bored of the Rings?" One of my erstwhile mates wrote this essay after I asked her why women are enamoured by both the books and movies of Lord of the Rings ~ LadyCoralie
Why LotR SLASH is wrong
An attempt to consider Tolkien's Mythology as a whole, and to use the different books as tools for illuminating each other.
Pippin walks into Denethor's mad world, gets himself a role model in Faramir, and comes out a bona fide grown-up.
Wherein the author speaks of Tolkien's decades-long struggle in writing his masterpiece, 'The Lord of the Rings'.