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Forum: The Books 10-27-2018, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Balfrog
Bombadil & Goldberry - A Case of Applicability

A summary is provided for Ms. Seth's 28 essay effort to explain Bombadil and Goldberry (not to mention the 'origin' of The Hobbit and some of its characters). As expected, for those who have...
Forum: The Books 09-23-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Balfrog
Tolkien's World - The Theater Analogy

Looks like the last article in Ms. Seth's 28 part investigation of Tom Bombadil is now published:

https://priyasethtolkienfan.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/the-last-stage-4/


Once again, the focus...
Forum: The Books 09-23-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron Apologies for the late reply...

Huinesoron

Apologies for the late reply (once again!) and thank you for your views.

The thing is it is very difficult to build a credible article by being wishy-washy. The presence of too many...
Forum: The Books 08-19-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Balfrog
Tolkien & English Renaissance Drama

Looks like Ms. Seth's series is finally coming to an end. The series which has expanded beyond Tom Bombadil, Goldberry and understanding of the Barrow incident – has also included her views on the...
Forum: The Books 08-19-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron “I fail to see how this matters...

Morthoron


“I fail to see how this matters to the discussion or alters your fraudulence one jot or tittle.”

Oh no – but in reality you do see! You just don't want to admit it. But I knew you...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By Balfrog
Nonsense Rhyme

Was there meaning attributed by Tolkien to the words 'fal, lal, derry & dol' in Bombadil's poetry?

Ms. Seth seems to think so:
...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron "Evidently, as you are unable...

Morthoron


"Evidently, as you are unable to counter the accusation, then it is true. You are a fraud."


What a bunch of clap-trap. Yep - as usual you are wrong!

But just to appease your...
Forum: The Books 06-24-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By Balfrog
Goldberry and an Estonian Fairytale

Ms. Seth's latest essay attempts to solidify the fairy tale and religious aspects to Tom and Goldberry. The 'Gold Spinners' tale in Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy-book is interesting because of its Finnish...
Forum: The Books 06-24-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron You are absolutely right – there...

Huinesoron

You are absolutely right – there could be an improvement to the article by adding a few more pictures – as Ms. Seth builds her case. I would like to see some compass directions,...
Forum: The Books 06-24-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron Whatever 'amount' Tolkien...

Huinesoron

Whatever 'amount' Tolkien originally drafted might, or indeed might not have, had bearing on his final decision. We have made some progress though. If we can conclude he was aware of...
Forum: The Books 05-21-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Balfrog
The Shape of Bombadil's House

Was Karen Fonstad right in her depiction of the layout of Bombadil's house? Ms. Seth makes a somewhat convincing argument that the shape she suggested is not quite correct.

Once again, she claims...
Forum: The Books 05-21-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron In response to: "This is not...

Morthoron

In response to:

"This is not a yes or no question, and it never was."

It is my question – and I have asked for an answer. Period.

Unfortunately you are blinded by your own...
Forum: The Books 05-21-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Balfrog
Nerwen It's not easy wading through...

Nerwen

It's not easy wading through Elizabethan literature. I have read Match me in London several times – and I still don't understand many colloquialisms and nuances. Nevertheless – I do see...
Forum: The Books 04-22-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Balfrog
The Origin of a Pygmy Hobbit

The last article of Ms. Seth's 'Tudor, Elizabethan, and Jacobean' series discusses a new theory to the naming origin behind 'hobbit', and 'baggins'. Once again it links back to the parody theme...
Forum: The Books 04-22-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron In reply to your question is my...

Huinesoron

In reply to your question is my set of questions to you!

The thing is if someone came up to you and said there's a piece of literature that has:

(a) A male character called...
Forum: The Books 04-22-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron "If Tolkien had written...

Huinesoron


"If Tolkien had written 'thirty pounds', you wouldn't see a connection to the Bible. If he'd written about thirty silver spoons, you wouldn't see a connection to the Bible. If he'd...
Forum: The Books 04-22-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron "Thankfully, there is an...

Huinesoron

"Thankfully, there is an extremely simple way to prove that The Root of the Boot (in its original form) must be allegorical, as you propose in your last paragraph to me: simply...
Forum: The Books 03-17-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Balfrog
The True Origin of the Name 'Bilbo' and the source of The Hobbit ?

Beyond intriguing is that the rather rare fore-name 'Bilbo' crops up in Thomas Dekker's Jacobean play called Match me in London.

Ms. Seth's latest article captures the possibilty of this drama...
Forum: The Books 03-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron "Specifically, when editing the...

Huinesoron

"Specifically, when editing the poem, Tolkien clearly decided to put an internal rhyme into the third line of each verse, to match the one in the first. 'John' doesn't rhyme with any...
Forum: The Books 03-17-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron “Thirty silver pennies cannot be...

Morthoron

“Thirty silver pennies cannot be dissected into three points”

Oh really! What an absolutely ludicrous.statement!
Honestly I feel like I'm conversing with a five year old.

Just...
Forum: The Books 02-16-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By Balfrog
The Root of the Boot - A Philological Parody?

A carry-on from an earlier piece of analysis looks at the possibility of The Root of the Boot in Songs for the Philologists being a parody of another well-known Elizabethan historical incident. In...
Forum: The Books 02-16-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,280
Posted By Balfrog
Marlowe221 We would all like to believe...

Marlowe221

We would all like to believe Tolkien's thoughts on 'allegory' per TLotR are truthful. But there is considerable doubt. He was after all of human stock and should not be deified. Off the...
Forum: The Books 02-16-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Saurondil Can you tell me why the number...

Saurondil

Can you tell me why the number '30' and 'silver coins' meets the “need of the story”? Why was it so essential to have these specific details in the transaction?

As for allegory and...
Forum: The Books 01-14-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 785
Posted By Balfrog
A Deeper Embedment of Biblical Material in the Bombadil Chapters

So the close-out of Ms. Seth's 'Angel and Demon' set of essays deals with a supposedly deeper side to Christianity present in the Bombadil chapters than already discussed. The clues appear weaker...
Forum: The Books 01-14-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron "The fact that 'thirty pieces...

Huinesoron


"The fact that 'thirty pieces of silver' is such an obvious source for the 30 silver pennies led me to start looking for other possible explanations (what can I say? I'm contrary)."
...
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