Thread: Help needed: LOTR and Marksizm
I don't know of anything to compare but am sure some of our philosophically inclined members will have some ideas for you.
Welcome, buy the way. Please do come back, even after you have finished your project.
Thanks for the greetings. Im Syed, and Im not doing anything on Lord of the Rings, it is my sister who is doing her essays on marxism within Lord of the Rings. Ive given her my login details ands he will be on this forum tomorrow hopefully, I have just started the post in advance for her. I dont really know much about LOTR, ive watched the first film and am about half way through the Two Towers. My sister has read all the books, and others by Tolkien, but as you can probably tell the marxism angle in LOTR is not an easy task.
So yes, my question refers to Marxism within Tolkiens' Lord of the Rings books . My sister said something about there being a clear distinction between the East and the West, I dont know about this, but supposedly its to do with Marxism. She also says something about there being hierarchies within the books, again to do with Marxism.
Thanks for any help needed, and my sister should be on this forum soon.
Power to the people.
[Edited on 20/4/2002 by TomBombadillo]
I don't think it was JRR's intention either. It just happens to be one of those "applicability" things. Besides, it gives teachers some interesting topics for essays.
As this thread seems to have resurfaced since our ban on political subjects, can anyone replying to this one tread very carefully and keep your replies on a Tolkien theme please. If it starts to become politically orientated rather than Tolkien, it will be removed. Thank you.
[Edited on 3/3/2003 by PlasticSquirrel]
Fair enough, I wrote a few raw ones lately. Sorry, students!
[Edited on 4/3/2003 by musicimprovedme]