A look at the riddles used in The Hobbit. These are taken from chapter 5, Riddles in the dark. we look at all the Riddles and the answers that both Bilbo and Gollum give.
I think High King Thingol is one of the most complex characters in the Silmarillion. This is because much of that complexity is based around circumstance and legacy. How much of it was intentional and how much of it was accidental?
Of all the sons of Feanor, Maedhros was the most interesting to me because he tries to be the most different. In him, I really felt the tragedy of the First Age.
The second set of stages on The Hero's Journey, as represented by Bilbo Baggins in Tolkien's Hobbit.
In their fantasy novels Tolkien and Lewis show the different paths evil may take.
Modern comics from 1980 onwards.
The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Finarfin is one of the lesser known elves of the First Age. He bookends the beginning of the Noldor saga and its end. However I felt there was enough hints and implications that make Finarfin more than just a bookmark in Middle-earth history.
Lessons I learned from the lives of Elves, Hobbits, Wizards and Men.
The fourth in a series of profiles of characters from Middle-earth. They are taken from the Silmarillion and the The Children of Hurin and I recommend glancing them over. This profile covers Lalaith.