The Silmarillion

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  • Good And Evil In Tolkien's 'Silmarillion'

    Stories have the power to share a message to their audience or explain the reasons why we personally see or think the things we do. Storytellers through myths or through the creation of fictional stories can show that humanity shares many of the same basic struggles and the curiosities to some of life’s greatest mysteries, such as good or evil. In both the biblical myths in Genesis and the fictional world of Tolkien’s Silmarillion there are parallels can be seen between them as individuals submit to evil and suffer resulting punishments or consequences. In the Bible, Genesis 3 retells the story of the temptation and fall of Adam and Eve. The Garden of Eden was a paradise where Adam and Eve had the choice to live out life freely. There was only one rule however, and that rule was to not eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Falling into the deception of the serpent, both Adam and Eve ate from the fruit. Their eyes were opened to the concept of good and evil, but with this Adam and Eve faced consequences. “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception… cursed is the ground for thy sake: in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life” (Genesis 3:16-17). Furthermore, God exiled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. The consequences of…

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  • Tolkien's Accomplishments

    Tolkien’s first love was language and this was no secret due to his passion of his scholarly profession and his personal creative outlet all at once. Considering the fact that he specialized and was an expert in the study of “dead languages” also helped his creation of his stories. If one was to actually read any of his work you would see the amount of time, thought, mastery, and knowledge it would actually take to write a novel as good as The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, or The Lord of the…

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  • The Fascinating Story Behind J. R. R. Tolkien's Writing Analysis

    from his publisher convinced him to. The Lord of the Rings was created as that sequel. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit may not have had the most eventful beginnings, they grew into captivating stories none the less. A slightly more obscure, but no less fascinating work of Tolkien’s is The Silmarillion a collection of tales about the history of Middle-earth. “He made ... The Silmarillion partly to provide a setting in which “Elvish” languages he had invented could exist” (“Tolkien, J. R.…

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  • The Silmarillion: An Explanation

    The Silmarillion is a fantasy epic by J. R. R. Tolkien that plunges you into a world full of the rich histories of the people that live there. Furthermore; it is a collection of five consecutive works; the Ainulindale, the Valaquenta, the Quenta Silmarillion, the Akkallabeth, and the section of the rings of power and the third age. The Ainulindale brings you into the mist of Eru Illuvatar and his holy ones the Ainur. At once the Ainur begin singing Ea (the universe) into existence. Nevertheless;…

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  • The Silmarillion: A Study Of Tolkien's Christianity

    Because Tolkien has his own interpretation and belief in Christianity, he starts a new chapter of fiction novel, and uses many unique ways to express his Christian view of life to bear on his fictional scholarships. First of all, most of his myths have many parallels and connections to biblical stories. In The Silmarillion, a fantasy fiction novel of Tolkien’s mythopoeic works, Tolkien depicts the entire history of his fictional world, and there is a Holy Creator, who is named Ilúvatar. At the…

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  • The Silmarillion: Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    Many are still well known and read to this day. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is about Sir Gawain chopping the green knights head off, but the green knight does die. Instead, he picks up his head and tell Sir Gawain to meet him at the green chapel in a year and a day (Doughan 2017). Farmer Giles of Ham is about the encounter between Giles and a wild dragon. The story was set in Britain (Doughan 2017). The Silmarillion is the history of the exiled elves versus the enemy. It takes place in…

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  • The Struggle Between Beren And Luthien

    (Tolkien, Silmarillion 161). Luthien story is about how she and Beren try to get a Silmaril from Morgoth, so Beren can marry her. In the story of Beren and Luthien, the reader sees that Luthien helps Beren in his quest. Beren gets trapped by Sauron and Luthien comes to his rescue. She was able to over throw Sauron and “Luthien came to him [Sauron], and said that he should be stripped of his raiment of flesh, and his ghost be sent quaking back to Morgoth; and she said: ‘There everlastingly thy…

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  • Female Characters In J. R. Tolkien's Literature

    Many of J.R.R. Tolkien’s major works, such as The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings have been criticized for their absence of major female characters, in addition to the stereotypical nature of those females. This essay discusses that these assumptions are erroneous, the female characters in Tolkien’s works are independent, resilient, and imperative to the central plots of each novel. J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters Lúthien, Galadriel, Arwen, and Éowyn are good examples of strong females.…

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  • Summary: The Two Towers

    J.R.R Tolkien is credited with having the second best selling book series in the world. The series has sold over 150 million copies. The Two Towers is the second book of the Lord Of The Rings series. The book was published on November 11, 1954. The Silmarillion paints a bigger picture to the overall story of The Lord of the Rings; it goes more in depth into the lives of characters and the lands they inhabit. The Silmarillion was finished by Tolkien’s son, then he published it on September 15,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Beowulf And The Hobbit

    J.R.R. Tolkien is a very eloquent writer and has written many books including Sellic Spell, The Silmarillion, and some you might’ve already read, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He translated Beowulf, which is one of the books we will be comparing and contrasting. The other is Sellic Spell. They are based on the same story but do have some differences. One of the big differences between the two books is the format. The story line is one of the parts of that is similar and different.…

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