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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Last week, I posted my thoughts on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. This week, it’s time for me to talk about the second book in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy,  1,017 more words

Review

#21—“The Mirror of Galadriel”

After the Fellowship is tacitly “tempted” by Lady Galadriel, Frodo and Sam peer into her watery mirror. The Heads—with Patricia from Comparative Literature as special guest—ponder how it may be that the fate of Lothlórien is bound up with Frodo’s task. 27 more words

Podcast

Proving to be more than a one-ring Serkis, Andy picks up the director's baton

Andy Serkis will forever be remembered as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Not only did he originate the role of the classic villain; he helped break ground in the type of performance known as motion-capture, in which actors’ movements are digitized to create a non-human character. 717 more words

Culture

Like dwellers, like land.

There are various places around Middle-earth, and very often we see that the dwellers of a certain land and the land itself are a good match for each other. 1,529 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Further Proof That Tolkein Was Inspired By Norse Mythology...

…for anyone who is not wholly convinced of this unequivocal certainty— my opinion —, I give you the following examples.

Járnviðr, also known as Myrkviðr — a forest in Jörmungrund, in which the trees were once made of copper or bronze. 240 more words

Check This Out! Barad-dûr By Swan Dutchman

I admit that after reading The Fellowship Of The Rings I had little interest in reading the rest of the trilogy. It’s something I’ll probably revisit someday, when I’ve been awake for several days and need something guaranteed to put me out. 132 more words

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