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Though Dunsany, Eddison, and Anderson all present worlds where light and dark come into conflict, they present these conflicts with a subtle and often ironic touch, recognizing that morality is a dangerous thing to present in absolutes. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. So, Tolkien fills his books with troop movements, dull songs, lines of lineage, and references to his own made-up history, mythology, and language.

It's something that can be read at more than one level, and, before dismissing it, let's take a look at what those levels might be. In a post-2020 world, which among other, better-known tragedies and events, featured the worst reader’s block I’ve ever experienced, I made only one new year’s resolution for 2021: Finish the damn book, Gail.As for symbolism, as described in Tolkien, Tolkien's politics are not mapped onto the characters of Middle Earth in any obvious way.

The pure, camouflages fascistic, evil, is of course as noir as possible, but especially the sexy seductiveness of the mind penetrating psi magic of the distilled badassery, is one of the main driving engines of the groundbreaking epic journey, because good old almightiness totally corrupts. They were encyclopedic texts, intended to instruct their people on everything important in life, and they are extraordinarily valuable to students of anthropology and history, because even the smallest detail can reveal something about the world which the book describes. It is a dangerous message to make evil an external, irrational thing, to define it as 'the unknown that opposes us', because it invites the reader to overlay their own morality upon the world, which is precisely what most modern fantasy authors tend to do, following Tolkien's example. It’s certainly a far more accessible way to consume the story than Tolkien’s beautiful but sometimes difficult prose. Personally, I felt that it was such a chore to read this book, and it derailed my entire reading plan for 2020.Most of the transmission was done orally, so when that generation disappeared after Norman invasions of the 11c (1066 - Battle of Hastings) for the most part, collective memory subsumed some of these images.

So I picked that same awkwardly large version of The Fellowship of the Ring up again, and continued where I had left off, assuming I’d be able to fill in the blanks based on the movies – director’s cut, of course – which I’d seen, what, four or five times at this point? Do I not say truly, Gandalf,' said Aragorn at last, 'that you could go whithersoever you wished quicker than I? My intention has always been to follow up on the 2016 Goonies piece ‘Hey You Guuuys’ and to create something that complements and contrasts, to showcase the enchantment of the pirate ship but in a different way. This is my interpretation of the incredibly popular stories that make up The Lord Of The Rings entitled ‘Gandalf’s Brought F*cking Cake!I also think that Gandalf is an unusually interesting Christ-figure; sufficiently so that many people refuse even to accept him as one, though, at least to me, the argument on that point seems convincing. And by pulling it off, Tolkien created the single most important manifestation of Fantasy that has ever and will ever be written.

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