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J. R. R. Tolkienīs "The Lord of The rings" - Mythology, Philosophy, Allegory
"Facharbeit" - Essay by Manuel Steiner, written ī00 p.r.i.
It is obvious that this essay can only glimpse on the vast realm of Tolkienīs works and the illustrious world of Middle-earth. Yet, what it tries to be in short, is a starting point for serious debate, with the maxim of unbiased and objective reading and interpreting. Anything else would be unworthy of the legacy of the great author J. R. R. Tolkien was. The popularity of the novel - British book stores elected it the book of the century, as did many polls on the Internet - inevitably includes a large number of readers who take the book as propaganda, which it is not. We should far more be thankful for a piece of myth which brings us spirit and emotion into the cold and ratio-dominated world of technique and modern literature. To come back to the beginning, and, thus, to form - how fitting - a ring, the movie can only be looked forward to if all allegories are kept out and Tolkienīs views in - we do, for example, not need orcs in Nazi uniforms; but anything else apart from "biased filming" is welcome.