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Forum: The Books 06-24-2018, 07:40 PM
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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: 470
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 470
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 464
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: 464
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: 562
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 760
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: 562
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: 760
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 760
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: 1,629
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 562
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 1,629
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: 24
Views: 2,075
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: 1,629
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: 2,306
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: 468
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: 1,629
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: 2,306
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...
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