Tolkien fact 66 – Purpose; Pt. 2: The Other Hobbits

J.R.R. Tolkien has often been criticized about the lack of deep characters in his work. Many would suggest this comes from his attempt to have fifteen main characters in The Hobbit and nine in The Lord of the Rings. Of course, to those that have a real appreciation of his work (or are blinded by fanatical devotion to everything he ever … Continue reading Tolkien fact 66 – Purpose; Pt. 2: The Other Hobbits

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Tolkien fact 65 – Purpose; Pt. 1: The Fellowship Races

It is no secret that Professor Tolkien had a "cordial dislike" for allegory (Tolkien Fact 2). He had no intentions of pushing an agenda on his audience through forced perceptions of characters and events. He favored history, "true or feigned," and thus wrote out of that preference about characters and places and languages that do not … Continue reading Tolkien fact 65 – Purpose; Pt. 1: The Fellowship Races