I will concentrate on the relationship of Frodo and Sam, which is the most central to the whole story, since Frodo is the Ring-bearer. I will examine its development and the nature of their friendship, in an attempt to find out whether it can be regarded as friendship according to Aristotle’s philosophical account, and if yes, what kind of friendship it is. Is it an example of an ideal one and can it function as a role-model of friendship?
By Sarah Levesque Word Count: 789 Rating: G Summary: A discourse on the effect of magic, particularly Harry Potter, on children. Harry Potter was, is and will continue to be controversial as reading material for children. The greatest reason is because the young protagonists are witches and wizards, though there are other concerns such... Continue Reading →
By Fergus Coyle, March 6, 2016 Word Count: 915 Rating: Summary: An cross-fandom theory about missing dots connecting Gandalf with Dumbledore, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Ancient One So Gandalf, huh? Quite the guy. The guy who, when you think about it, is playing chess with Sauron for the whole of The Lord of the Rings... Continue Reading →
The books of the British writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien are very popular, irrespective of age, gender, race, and religion. Most readers enjoy his books because of the heroic events which bring them to an early Middle-Ages-like era, wonderful landscapes which no one has ever seen, and fantastic creatures beyond the imagination of most ordinary people.
"During his time in service, Tolkien also came to be deeply impressed by the cheerful resilience of the ordinary Lancashire cotton operatives, miners, and factory workers he commanded."
"M people may seem as patriarchal as yours, but we have always been matriarchal to some degree. Our women make sure that our men do not forget who birthed them."
"Just as God repeatedly uses the weakest, most unlikely individuals as instruments to carry out His will in our world, He chooses Frodo to undertake the monumental task in Tolkien's epic story."