MYTH AND TRUTH IN J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE-EARTH LEGENDARIUM Public Deposited
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It is the purpose of this thesis to explore the "Truths" that exist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth Legendarium. The first chapter will examine the creation myth of Middle-earth, in which Tolkien's understanding of God and other spiritual matters is most clearly revealed. The second chapter will examine the heroes and villains of Middle-earth, through which Tolkien illustrates his view of good and evil. The third chapter will examine the concept of death in Tolkien's stories, in order to identify Tolkien's beliefs about death and the afterlife. Ultimately, the goal of this thesis is to illuminate how the myths of Tolkien's fantasy world can lead us to understand the most essential Truths of our own world.
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