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View Poll Results: Is the "Lord of the Rings" Harmful for Promoting a Good Vs. Pure Evil Narrative?
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Old January 11th, 2018, 07:58 PM   #11
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Tolkien was inspired by Christian and Nordic end times prophecies while writing Lord of the Rings, so the battle between good and evil is rather archetypal for "the end of the world." I don't think any of the characters really had the time to weigh on the morality of fighting the Orcs because they were coming in and destroying their homes. The Orcs weren't interested in diplomacy, if that's your implication.

Besides I don't see how a book can be harmful for promoting such a thing. It's a good book. What are you suggesting to be done, ban it for children? Fuck off.
Yes, I doubt Tolkien was trying to justify wars and warfare of his day. Besides, he started off first by writing The Hobbit for his children....which by the time I read it, I figured most people..even kids were at a higher reading level than a few decades later. If he was bringing in apocalyptic themes from Norse mythology and the Revelation, that explains why he has to write about the ultimate war to end all wars to finish the story....I guess I could never figure out why he had to wrap it up with the Hobbit warriors returning home and finding they still got one more war to fight by leading their people to evict Sarumon and his orcs from their homeland!
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