Are the epic fantasy adventures by J.R.R. Tolkien, set in Middle Earth, simply meant for entertainment as good stories? Or, is there deeper meaning such as personal growth and heroism - whether the author consciously intended it or not?
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Thank you for the quote from Tolkien. It is new to me. It is good to know the author's intention, and also to feel free to infer so long as we are clear that it is our interpretation - or application - of the writings.
Excellent comments. You are a person I would like to sit with in a cafe and visit. I enjoy your way of looking at things.
Thanks! I love J.R.R. Tolkien. I have read The Lord of the Rings multiple times. I aspired to writing it. I study screenwriting and prose at Full Sail University and everyone seems to get a different thing from Tolkien’s work. He was a smart guy.
I would be interested to read your comments on a hub I just published, "The Hobbit and the Higher Self - An Unexpected Journey.'
I think you may be confusing Lewis Carroll for C.S. Lewis. I know Lewis and Tolkien were friends but I have never heard of him and Carroll knowing each other.
I think you're right. I was thinking about Alice in Wonderland too much because how much the town of Oxford focuses on the novel.
Enjoyed your comment. Thank you!