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Forum: The Books 04-22-2018, 10:28 PM
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Views: 199
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: 355
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: 19
Views: 1,301
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: 534
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: 355
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: 534
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: 19
Views: 1,301
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: 534
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: 1,273
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: 19
Views: 1,301
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: 362
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: 19
Views: 1,301
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)."
...
Forum: The Books 01-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Balfrog
Huinesoron Outstanding post!:):) ...

Huinesoron

Outstanding post!:):)



Marlowe221


"I think it also worth pointing out that Tolkien rejected the notion of an allegorical interpretation of his work. Of course, he was...
Forum: The Books 12-08-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Balfrog
Thirty silver pennies in a fundamentally religious and Catholic work

The third part of Ms. Seth's series: 'Angel and Demon, Gospel and Fairy-story' is now released.


https://priyasethtolkienfan.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/angel-and-demon-gospel-and-fairy-story-3/

...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Balfrog
Andsigil Yes – the author points that the...

Andsigil

Yes – the author points that the Michael ley line was not even 'discovered' in Tolkien's time. Rather she has focused on the ancient connections of St. Michael to Oxford that Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron Hmm ... as to your comment...

Morthoron


Hmm ... as to your comment below - you haven't looked hard enough:

"And for the record, Tolkien never mentioned his Trolls spoke Cockney; in fact, in perusing Tolkien's work I can't...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By Balfrog
Celtic Roots and Infrastucture in Book I

The latest essay in Ms. Seth's series about Tom Bombadil starts to tie-in Celtic and Christian folklore. The connection of Lugh to St. Michael is discussed along with other Celtic gods – including...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Balfrog
Aaron Considering Tolkien's own deep...

Aaron

Considering Tolkien's own deep Christian value system, were Tom meant to be analogous to Michael, there would not be so much about his portrayal which was so open to interpretation.

How...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron How I look forward to your posts –...

Morthoron

How I look forward to your posts – wondering what slurs will ensue and how you'll denigrate me next. Apparently there is 'click-baiting' going on, and Ms. Seth's my 'mistress'. And then...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Balfrog
The Archangel Michael in Middle-earth

I think this is deserving of a thread of its very own.

So a couple of important dates (arising in different years) whose significance doesn't really get talked about relate to Gandalf's departure...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,279
Posted By Balfrog
Quite a few months back – I suggested the topic...

Quite a few months back – I suggested the topic of 'Tom and allegory' would reappear when new information came to light. Ms. Seth's latest essay discusses how Tom Bombadil may have been envisaged as...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron Hallelujah! Is there actually a...

Morthoron

Hallelujah! Is there actually a point you're willing to agree on with Ms. Seth – namely Tolkien's seeming disdain for Shakespeare? In an ever so roundabout way are you actually...
Forum: The Books 09-08-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 531
Posted By Balfrog
Childe Rowland elements in the Barrow-downs tale

Again this is rather cheeky - in preaching to 'Barrow-downers':)

The third and final part to Ms. Seths' series on The Road to Fairyland makes ever so bold a claim – that the segment of story...
Forum: The Books 09-08-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Balfrog
Morthoron I actually enjoyed your fancy...

Morthoron

I actually enjoyed your fancy parody. Unfortunately your creation is of little value. But if it only took 5 minutes to do – imagine how little time and effort it would have taken Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 09-08-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By Balfrog
Squatter “It is also possible to read "Green...

Squatter

“It is also possible to read "Green were his girdle and his breeches all of leather" to mean not only that both Tom's trousers and his belt are green, but also that they are both made of...
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