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Lord of the rings

Imagine yourself in a pre-industrial world full of mystery and magic. Imagine a world full
of monsters, demons, and danger, as well as a world full of friends, fairies, good
wizards, and adventure. In doing so you have just taken your first step onto a vast world
created by author and scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien became fascinated by
language at an early age during his schooling, in particularly, the languages of Northern
Europe, both ancient and modern. This affinity for language did not only lead to his
profession, but also his private hobby, the invention of languages. His broad knowledge
eventually led to the development of his opinions about Myth and the importance of
stories. All these various perspectives: language, the heroic tradition, and Myth, as well
as deeply-held beliefs in Catholic Christianity work together in all of his works. The
main elements of Tolkien's works are Good versus Evil, characters of Christian and
anti-Christian origin, and the power of imagination.


In Tolkien world, evil is the antithesis of creativity, and is dependent on destruction
and ruin for its basis. Conversely, goodness is associated with the beauty of creation as
well as the preservation of anything that is created. The symbolic nature of these two
ideologies is represented in the Elven Rings, which symbolize goodness, and the One Ring,
which is wholly evil. A main theme of "The Hobbit", then, is the struggle within our own
free will between good will and evil. "Early in the (Lord of the Rings) narrative, Frodo
recalls that his uncle Bilbo, especially during his later years, was fond of declaring
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