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Forum: The Books 02-03-2004, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,624
Posted By Athaniel
Silmaril The "Most esteemed and honoured men" in LOTR are...

The "Most esteemed and honoured men" in LOTR are not merely good fighters striving for their glory on the battlefield as an end by itself, but also men of learning, enhanced in the arts and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-19-2004, 07:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,888
Posted By Athaniel
Since I did not see the films, my list is based...

Since I did not see the films, my list is based on the characters in the book:

all time favourite: Galadriel
man: Aragorn
woman: Goldberry
elf: Elrond
hobbit: Frodo
dwarf: Gimli
wizard:...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-18-2004, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By Athaniel
Question Mary-Sue

I frequently came across the term Mary-Sue.
What does it mean? smilies/rolleyes.gif
Forum: The Books 01-17-2004, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By Athaniel
Question informations about Ents

I am planning to write a story about Fangorn and Fimbrethil and I am looking for informations about ents you may have come across.

When do you think the elves awoke the ents and taught them how to...
Forum: Elvenhome 01-16-2004, 07:54 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,217
Posted By Athaniel
Boots The light grew ever fainter. A soft drizzle...

The light grew ever fainter. A soft drizzle started to pour down while Mentha Greenhands crossed the meadows near Bywater. As the water touched her face she felt as if someone else was crying for...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-11-2004, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Athaniel
Boots Are elves vegetarians?

I wonder whether elves, at least High-Elves, are vegetarians. In the Hobbit it is mentioned that the Wood-eöves hunt and consume meat, but meat is not consumed when the Hobbits feast with Gildor's...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2004, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By Athaniel
Silmaril Hi Leyrana I believe pity/commiseration vs....

Hi Leyrana

I believe pity/commiseration vs. desire for dominion/revenge is another central element.
The contrast reflects the attitude of Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond on the one hand side, and...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2004, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By Athaniel
Thumbs up Hi Iaurhirwen How are you getting on with...

Hi Iaurhirwen

How are you getting on with your essay? I hope I have some useful information on celtic mythology:

Tolkien's elves exhibit some characteristics of the Tuatha De Danann. Divine and...
Forum: The Books 01-07-2004, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Athaniel
Silmaril historical allegory/similarities between LOTR and human history

I am aware that the question whether LOTR resembles WW II has been discussed at length at this forum.

What I would like to talk about is whether historical allegory in a more general sense can be...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-03-2004, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Athaniel
Question LOTR as consolation and encouragement

Have you ever experienced that LOTR could provide consolation and encouragement in difficult or sad situations?
To me this happened twice, once when someone dear to me fell ill, and once when I was...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2004, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,576
Posted By Athaniel
Tolkien I see that you perceived the scene quite...

I see that you perceived the scene quite differently. It occured to me that the contest was meant to make the dread of the battle endurable, but it just did not have that effect on me.

[QUOTE]: It...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,576
Posted By Athaniel
Ring Legolas' and Gimli's contest at Helm's Deep

I really love LOFTR, but there is one scene I find particularly annoying, and that is when Legolas and Gimli are playing a who-killed-the-most-orcs contest in helm's Deep.

It appears as if they...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-30-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,083
Views: 335,885
Posted By Athaniel
Silmaril Hello, my name is Athaniel. I registerd...

Hello, my name is Athaniel. I registerd yesterday. I am presently doing a Diploma as a translator and interpreter. Before that I did an M. A. Degree in History and Philosophy. When I was forteen I...
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