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Title: Works of J. R. R. Tolkien


1
Works of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Introduction

2
Connection with modern world
  • Loss of nature (wind, water as power)
  • Loss of meaning (religion)
  • Two reactions
  • Depth of our Fall meaning lost
  • woe is us (James Joyce)
  • Meaning still there, we need to find
  • Romantic, quest (D.H. Lawrence)

3
Tolkien as Author of 20th Century
  • Tom Shippeys book
  • Represents modern themes
  • Wasteland
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Need for alliances
  • Responsibility for all (3rd World countries)

4
Tolkien as Author of 20th Century
  • Necessary themes for today
  • Importance of Friendship
  • Honor and integrity
  • Every man is necessary
  • Need for Fantasy

5
Tolkiens view of Fantasy
  • On Fairy Stories
  • Written as speech
  • Four purposes
  • Fantasy, Recovery, Escape, Consolation
  • Two opportunities
  • Explore time and space
  • Commune with other living things

6
Tolkiens purpose
  • To write a mythology for England
  • To write the kind of stories he liked to read

7
Tolkiens heroes
  • Traditional
  • Modern

8
Tolkiens view of Fantasy
  • On Fairy Stories
  • Written as speech

9
Tolkiens view of Fantasy
  • On Fairy Stories
  • Written as speech
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