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Social Commentary of Lord of the Rings

A Social Commentary of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

I will admit, I am the type of person who will see a movie before I will have read the book.Hollywood finds most of their juicy stories from classic novels; just recently "The Count of Monte Cristo" was in the theaters, and numerous classics have been reproduced as "pop culture" versions to attract a bigger audience.But I must admit that I am grateful to have taken EN250, The Epic Hero, because I will be able to see the rest of The Lord of the Rings having already read the novel.Though when I tried to research for this paper, I saw that J.R.R. Tolkien has created a huge following from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and his other fine masterpieces.There is at least one Website dedicated to the story in almost every country.The people behind marketing are making a fortune selling items from toys and books.There are also authors who have devoted their whole lives interpreting the plot and conceiving themes from the story that would relate to our time.But I believe that they're way too many people spending way too much time on this epic.Granted it is brillant, but when I read that J.R.R. Tolkien was a racist and a male chauvinist, I thought that maybe those people are taking themselves too seriously.Also, when an author writes for pure fiction, then it should interpret as fiction, not misrepresenting Tolkien's personal beliefs.
Personally, I am not the type of person to get so intimately involved in literature.I have many favorite books, and I do appreciate their value to help stimulate imagination.Though I should point that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote both The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings from a purely fictional stance.He wrote The Hobbit based on the bedtime stories he told from his children.Tolkien was a devout catholic, and his religious beliefs are very visible in the story.But there are many elements that wo…

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