Essays

Tolkien and I; when first we met.

I remember the moment with total clarity, when one of my great loves began.

Essays
Tolkien’s Shades of Gray

Tolkien’s Shades of Gray

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.