Tag Archive: J.R.R. Tolkien

Left Alone

“He can’t leave without me…”

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Pity for a Creature as Dark as Darkness: An Analysis of Gollum and Bilbo’s Encounter in “The Hobbit”

“He was desperate. He must get away, out of this horrible darkness, while he had any strength left. He must fight. He must stab the foul thing, put its eyes out, kill it…”

The Prophecy of the One Ring: Chapter 2 – Back on This Side of the Door

“‘I am in the pay of the White Witch; the one who calls herself Queen of Narnia, though she’s not…'”

The Pleasure of His Majesty: Kingship in the Works of the Inklings

“Their kings are neither the figureheads with which we are familiar in everyday life nor the all-powerful despots the modern mind conjures up…Rather, they are mythic figures of romance, images, like their prototypes of Arthur and Charlemagne, of Christ the King.”

Tolkien Speaks: The Secret to a Happy Marriage

“Throughout his life, Tolkien wrote love poems to his wife, and in his letters to friends, he writes glowingly about her…”

A Journey of Virtues: Reflections of Advent Ideas in The Lord of the Rings

“Surely, everyone has heard the story of the symbolism of the Advent candles: hope, love, joy, and peace …These virtues are also reflected in The Lord of the Rings…”

Lux Fulgebat Super Nos: a Tolkienian Blessing for Christmas

“As an undergraduate, J. R. R. Tolkien took in his hands an Old English religious poem…on the Advent, Ascension, and Last Judgment …”

Faith and Fantasy: Tolkien the Catholic, The Lord of the Rings, and Peter Jackson’s Film Trilogy

“The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is an extraordinary cinematic tribute to a great work of Catholic imagination…”