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The Lord of the Rings' Metaphors

ByRolf Witzsche

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The author J.R.R. Tolkien of the mythical tale, The Lord of the Rings, did not only explore history, but experienced it in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. From this background he was able to put into his tales, wrapped in metaphor, a number of critical choices of the kind on which the survival of civilization depends that we still seem to ignore in our world. He wrote a tale in which the present was determined by the imperatives of the future. But also wrote a script for shaping that future and the future obeyed! Tolkien was also an accomplished linguist. Many names in the tale represent profound principles, as well as tragic follies and fascist processes that 'empty' a society of its humanity. The research book presented here explores the dimension that stands behind the numerous metaphors in the tale. The book is presented as Volume 2B of the research series, Discovering Infinity.

Details

Publication Date
Oct 17, 2006
Language
English
ISBN
9781897046975
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Rolf Witzsche

Specifications

Pages
111
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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