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Nine Companions: Exploring Loyalty Beyond Logic in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring 2015 4913 J.R.R. Tolkien fought in the trenches in one of the most horrific battles of WWI: the Battle of the Somme. He lost many close friends in the in the war, which may have affected the way he viewed concepts like loyalty. In addition, scholars agree that...
Abandoning Pretense: Oscar Wilde’s Engagement with Society 2016 2107 In this paper,the author seeks to explain why Wilde might have chosen to write, The Importance of Being Earnest, a comedy about the triviality of Victorian society only to reinforce its values by the play’s conclusion. Through establishing the cultur...
The Tolkien Paradox: The Silmarillion and the Denouncement of War Using Heroic Style 2016 857 World War I devastated a generation of men and women with its technologies of mass destruction and its lack of progress relative to the death toll. Despite his experiences as a World War I soldier, J.R.R. Tolkien did not wholly reject the values and ...
Aurora Slicer 2016 456 Original short story...
It's Funny 2016 534 Original short story...
Edward Lear and the Liberarion of Young Readers Through Nonsense 2018 899 The author examines the work of the English artist and poet Edward Lear, specifically his nonsense poetry, and considers how Lear uses nonsense as a means of exploring content that might otherwise be considered too socially or emotionally complex for...
Ruin 2019 197 The following 8 chapters constitute the beginning of the novel Ruin, a fantasy story that follows two characters, Rhun and Mallory, after Rhun of them is selected by the gods to stop the world from ending. The two unwitting and unwilling heroes must ...
Stoking the Flame Imperishable: Spiritual Redemption in Tolkien's The Silmarillion 2019 227 Through a psychoanalytic reading of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, this paper aims at analyzing spirituality and redemption and attempts to relate them to our contemporary world in a way which is applicable to our everyday lives. Spirituality is ...