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.
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.
"My KIng," said Elendur, "Ciryon is dead and Aratan is dying. Our last counsellor must advise nay command you, as you commanded Ohtar. Go! Take your burden , and at all costs bring it to the Keepers: even at the cost of abandoning your men and me!" "King's son,"...
Reminiscences of an old man; a story based on the life and experiences of J.R.R. Tolkien
An attempt to consider Tolkien's Mythology as a whole, and to use the different books as tools for illuminating each other.