The Lord of the Rings
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chance, Jane. The Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
Haber, Karen, ed. Meditations on Middle-earth. New York: St. Martin’s, 2001.
The Official Lord of the Rings Web Site. http://www.lordoftherings.net. Downloaded August 2004.
Sibley, Brian. The Making the Movie Trilogy (The Lord of the Rings). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Smith, Mark Eddy. Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
Stanton, Michael N. Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards: Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Strachey, Barbara. Journey’s of Frodo: An Atlas of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. New York: Ballantine Books, 1981.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
———. The Lord of the Rings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
———. The Silmarillion. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
by KeeganTheAwesome, August 08, 2012
Another theme that appears several times in The Lord of the Rings is the conflict between nature and industry. Tolkien had been raised in the countryside and was very attached to nature, so you could understand his disappointment with his fellow humans when industry and machines began taking over. Because of his childhood home, he made a noticeable connection between evil and metal by making the Shire a rural place and filling Mordor and Isengard (the antagonists) with machines, forges, fire, wheels, and other objects associated with manufac... Read more→
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