Tag Archive: Middle-earth

Shaping Destiny: The Importance of Men in Middle Earth

Emerald makes the case that Men, although somewhat unimpressive in comparison with the other races of Middle Earth, are vitally important as shapers of destiny in “The Lord of the Rings.”

Scars: Chapter 1 -Darkness Follows

“High cliffs upon both sides, and ahead were two sheer hills, blacked-boned and bare. They were the Teeth of Mordor, two towers strong and tall, and they were not left unguarded…”

The Elf and the Orc: Part 7

     If possible, Morfang hoped he could cut the dragon and kill it. Once that could be done, well, even a leg could last a month with only two people. However, that’s only… Continue reading

Guardian Angels of the Quest: Frodo, Sam, and the Valar

Anne Marie Gazzolo explores the nature of Tolkien’s Valar, who serve as unseen “guardian angels” of Frodo and Sam’s Quest.

O Dayspring, Come: Frodo’s Salvation through Mercy

Read this analysis by Stephen C. Winter of how Frodo’s salvation came through a chain reaction of mercy being shown through the history of Middle Earth.

The Elf and the Orc: Part 6

           Morfang drew his blade and stuck it through the man’s stomach. He pulled it out and ran back to the inn.      Waving his sword around, the people went into an… Continue reading

Magic Must Have a Meaning: Chesterton, Lewis, and Tolkien in Elf-Land

Joseph Pearce, Catholic author and literary analyst, explores the common understanding of fantasy magic held by G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Seven Stars and Seven Crowns: A Catholic Monarchist’s Perspective on The Lord of the Rings

Learn about the monarchist elements of “The Lord of the Rings” and the parallels between the Kingdom of Gondor and the Holy Roman Empire.

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