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The Hobbit and the Problem of Disordered Affections: Thematic Analysis of The Battle of the Five Armies

The final installment of the Hobbit films (and of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien-based movies) opened this weekend.  While I concur with the critical voices of the Hobbit trilogy that the story was strung out artificially out of corporate greed and that the violence of these films was excessive, betraying the essence of the Hobbit as a children’s story, I commend Peter Jackson for continuing to portray faithfully Tolkien’s vision of the nature of evil and understanding of the corruptibility of human nature. 866 more words

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Sunday Quotes: Till We Have Faces

As referenced in yesterday’s post, one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite authors:

“The complaint was the answer. To have heard myself making it was to be answered.

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Concerning Hobbits, Authors, Critics and Fans…

Here is an interesting article for all of us who love the works of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Peter Jackson. This is just an excerpt. 412 more words

A Quote from C.S. Lewis...

“Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
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Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. – The Magician’s Nephew, C.S. Lewis

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For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. – 

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No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. – The Magician’s Nephew, C.S. Lewis

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