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Love Of The Rings Essay

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“'We shouldn't be here at all, if we'd known more about it before we started. But I suppose it's often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they ...view middle of the document...

Though whether you are an adult or child, it doesn’t seem to matter. I have loved this world for the descriptions it was given. Of the numerous mountains, plains, foothills, and grasslands, and, indeed, barren wastelands. It is a world, much like our own, if we come to think of it in such a way. Another thing people tend to love about Middle-Earth is for the land itself, and its history. I have heard of Tolkien elaborating upon the history in other books, such as the Silmarillion, and the detailing later created by his son in the textbooks. (Yes, there are actually textbooks on Middle-Earth.)
There are several languages included in The Lord of the Rings, the two dialects of Elvish, Dwarvish, Entish, the language of Rohan, Black Speech, and the Common Tongue, which we know (or guess) to be English. How can you not love the work that Tolkien put into this masterpiece, making each individual language specifically and ensuring that it sounded something other than the nonsense I can manage to conjure up. And those are just the speaking parts. There are also the several ways one can write as one of Middle-Earth. Which I think would be cool, to write in Elvish to pass notes in class (just an idea) or to write a note to yourself in Dwarvish so your siblings would think you were off your rocker again. The uses for that, might take a little more effort than simply reading this book. But there are ways to...

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