What about elves?

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maggan
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What about elves?

Post#1 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:24 am

I'm doing a schoolprojekt about tolkiens elves! and I could need some help!
My one interest is very big, and the elves is what interest me most.
What effect has the elves on our world today ?
what makes the story about elves so old, what is it that gives the feeling that they are so old?
What did Tolkien think about when he wrote this book?, did he compare his elves to other elves that were created by other authors?
Thank you for your help!

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Vee
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Post#2 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:26 am

Wow! That's a lot of information you are asking for. The Letters of JRR Tolkien will give you a lot of insight into what Tolkien was thinking and what he intended.

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Amarië
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Post#3 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:39 am

I guess 'this book' means the Lord of the Rings trillogy? You should read the Silmarillion to learn more about Tolkiens elves (if you haven't already). The Letters are a gold mine.
"Don't complain under the stars
about the lack of bright spots in you life."
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer

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maggan
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Post#4 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:48 am

thank you!
were do I find the letters?

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Vee
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Post#5 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:14 am

Try Amazon

Letters of JRR Tolkien

They also have some used copies for sale.

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grondmaster
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Post#6 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:57 pm

Maggan: you also might read Tolkien's essay 'On Fairy-stories' which I think can only be found now in The Tolkien Reader. The link leads to Amazon but you might try your local library first.
'Share and enjoy'

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Vee
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Post#7 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:43 am

Encyclopedia of Arda


There you go, Laurelindhepindhepooh - linked as requested.

loni
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Post#8 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:47 pm

Oh, and try your library if you haven't. Some people forget that.

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rednell
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Post#9 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:07 pm

Hi Maggan and welcome to PT. Everyone has pretty much covered the best reference books(Tolkien's, of course), which can also be found at your public library. Another good book is Hobbits, Elves and Wizards by Michael Stanton. :)
We did have an online discussion about the elves last year. Here it the link as we copied the text from the discussions into the forum. Tolkien Online Courses
Good luck with your project.
Rednell

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laurelindhe ilmarin
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Post#10 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:19 pm

They've covered all the bases, Maggan. Also, as a quick-reference, you can use the Encyclopedia of Arda. Just scroll down on the list to your left on their homepage, and click on where it says "Elves" under "Races". Good luck, my friend!

(Grondy merely fixed the link)

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