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    While the the other races of Middle Earth tend to be fairly homogeneous, the humans show a great deal of difference between them. All elves share a connection with nature and are immortal, while dwarfs all have a love of the earth and precious stones, and Hobbits all seem to have a very down to earth demeanor and and little ambition for power. Humans on the other hand seem to have greater divergence. As pointed out earlier, there are different classes of Men and each one is distinct. The people of Gondor appear to be the most cut off from nature in comparison to other men. That is not to say they have no connection. their symbol is a white tree and the book mentions that there are homesteads and herdsmen within Gondor (Tolkien “Minas Tirith”). However, in comparison to the Rohirrim and the Wild Men they do not seem to have the same connection to the land in which they inhabit. The Rohirrim have their obvious connection with horses as evident from their first appearance in which Tolkien writes, “ With astonishing speed and skill they checked their steeds, wheeled, and came charging round” (Tolkien, “The Riders of Rohan”). Not to mention that one of the main reasons King Théoden is not pleased at Gandalf's arrival in Rohan is the fact that he took the Lord of Horses, Shadowfax (Tolkien, “The King of the Golden Hall”). Interestingly, it is the Wild…

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    Dearest Bilbo, How are you doing? I hope you are enjoying living in. Overall I am doing fine, however much has changed since I last wrote to you. Where to begin? I suppose I will start where I left off in the last letter. Lady Galadriel presented us each with a parting gift. For Aragorn,she gave a sheath etched with flowers and leaves of silver and gold, as well as a silver brooch called the Elfstone that once belonged to Celebrían. Both Merry and Pippin received “silver belts, each with a…

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    kingdoms of Gondor and Rohan also have a distinctive style within the songs and poems, showing traditionalism, pride, and strength. The race of man, compared to the hobbits and elves, uses or recites poems for a more practical or solemn use, recording histories or lamenting great individuals of the past, as well as sparking bravery and courage in the hearts of the listeners. Rohan’s poems particularly focused upon the latter; Their battle cries are written in poem-form. Often when King Theoden…

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    Obligation is an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound. In the movie The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring by Peter Jackson, the plot of the movie is to destroy the one ring to rule them all, and keep it from Sauron otherwise Middle-Earth will be shrouded in darkness. The essay is going to be discussing a character in the movie that is burdened with the task of destroying the ring, and how a burden of such responsibility can determine what you do and…

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    the forces of light conquering the forces of darkness in film. It is another powerful personification of Christ conquering the devil. The second great personification of the Christus Victor theory is found in the character of Aragorn. Aragorn, like Gandalf, begins as an unassuming vagabond, a man you would not expect to be destined for greater things. Though he does not appear as prince, much like Jesus during his time on earth, Aragorn is heir to the throne of the kingdom of Gondor. He is the…

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    narrowly escaping, they reach Mount Doom. Gollum makes one last attempt for the Ring on the Crack of Doom and falls into the pit of lava, the Ring tumbling in with him . Redemption in death is not achieved. Boromir represents one of the few examples in Tolkien’s work of redemption after the fall. Melkor, Saruman, and Gollum all succumbed to the darkness, but Boromir was able to pull himself out of temptation and corruption, despite the consequences of his actions being death. During the Council…

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    to the Elvish city, Rivendell, where the elders will determine what to do with the the Ring. After careful thought it is determined the the Ring must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom in the evil land of Mordor where it was originally crafted by the Dark Lord Sauron. Our protagonist, Frodo Baggins, along with three other hobbits and a group of different races including an elf, a dwarf, two mortal princes, one of which is Strider who we find out is actually Aragorn, rightful king of…

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    having enough strength to fight a war flees to Helm 's Deep. In the process, however, they trap themselves. They believe Helm 's Deep is secure enough to keep Isengard 's armies out. That proves to be a terrible blunder. Before the battle, though, they gain reinforcements from the elves of Lothlórien. The battle soon commences, and halfway through it seems as though all hope is lost as the walls are breached. Once again, however, they somehow find reinforcements. Over three hundred banished…

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    but Circe’s facial expression in the painting to the left makes her look wrathful. In the painting to the right Circe’s smile gives her a loving feeling. This can be compared the loving feeling of a shepherd while they attend to their livestock. This means Circe could be seen as the shepherd of the pigs. Unlike the smile Circe has in the painting to the right, in the painting to the left Circe has a blank facial and emotional less expression. This expression less face makes her seem upset and…

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    Jackson’s adaptation of the fantasy epic explores a notion of legitimacy based on birthright, in keeping with the traditionalist notions of its source material. The text deals with the power struggles that engulf its invented world. Of great importance to this tense political climate is the ascension of Aragorn to his rightful place on the throne of Gondor. Consequently, the film goes to great lengths to represent the illegitimate authorities of Middle-Earth in a negative light, namely Denethor,…

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