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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Marlowe221
I think Gandalf would have been too much of a...

I think Gandalf would have been too much of a distraction for this chapter.

As it stands, we get to see the Shire through the eyes of the hobbit characters alone. We also see the Black Riders from...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-12-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,447
Posted By Marlowe221
Last November I had the chance to go on a long...

Last November I had the chance to go on a long hike through one of our National Forests in Mississippi. Two friends and I covered a distance of 42 miles over the course of 3 and a half days. While...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By Marlowe221
Thank you Huinesoron! I had not considered the...

Thank you Huinesoron! I had not considered the author's combat experience in WWI as a particular influence on his decision to make pitched battles relatively rare and have both his protagonists and...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Marlowe221
Well, that's easy enough. The word "hobbit"...

Well, that's easy enough. The word "hobbit" occasionally appears on such anitquated lists because hobbits were/are real creatures that lived in the northwest of the old world, east of the sea during...
Forum: The Books 03-26-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By Marlowe221
I can understand that. I mean, after you've...

I can understand that.

I mean, after you've worked hard to help create a beautiful world wouldn't you want to go and enjoy it for a while?
Forum: The Books 02-12-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By Marlowe221
The Role of Stealth in the Lord of the Rings

I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but there is a lot of stealth, sneaking, and hiding in the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and even some in the Simarillion.

The hobbits, Tolkien's...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By Marlowe221
Does Shippey provide any evidence from the...

Does Shippey provide any evidence from the writings or letters of Tolkien himself to support his assertion that the Professor intended any religious allegory in his fiction? What is the basis for his...
Forum: The Books 12-20-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By Marlowe221
I think it also worth pointing out that Tolkien...

I think it also worth pointing out that Tolkien rejected the notion of an allegorical interpretation of his work. Of course, he was referring to those who thought LoTR was an allegory for WWII. But...
Forum: The Books 02-15-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,328
Posted By Marlowe221
I arise from my chronic lurking once more! I...

I arise from my chronic lurking once more!

I have not read this entire thread yet (I will!) but I wanted to comment on this particular point while the thought was fresh in my mind.

To...
Forum: The Books 10-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,769
Posted By Marlowe221
Personally, I subscribe to the theory that Tom is...

Personally, I subscribe to the theory that Tom is the physical manifestation of the Music of the Ainur.

And although Tolkien might not have used quite the same words, I also think he is the...
Forum: The Books 09-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,753
Posted By Marlowe221
Personally, my re-reading of Tolkien has evolved...

Personally, my re-reading of Tolkien has evolved to the point that I mostly reread passages that I especially like rather than the whole book.

I do this very much in the way that many people read...
Forum: The Books 09-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By Marlowe221
That's true but if memory serves, Frodo does not...

That's true but if memory serves, Frodo does not come up with his short cut plan until after they meet Gildor and go for an un-planned hike way up into the hills with the Elves.

When the Hobbits...
Forum: The Books 09-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,154
Posted By Marlowe221
Not only that but in a small community, as the...

Not only that but in a small community, as the communities of The Shire no doubt were, the same families would have known one another, intermarried with each other, and done business with each other...
Forum: The Books 09-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,154
Posted By Marlowe221
I agree. I will also say that, from...

I agree.

I will also say that, from personal experience, living in a very small town in the American South, that who you are related to matters to other people. I am not from this town or county...
Forum: The Books 09-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By Marlowe221
"That is the Way for Us" - But Which Way?

Hi all,

I do a lot more lurking/reading around these forums than I do posting (I almost never post, sadly) but I thought I would put this small problem before the best Tolkien community on the...
Forum: The Books 12-15-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,892
Posted By Marlowe221
For me it's Chapters 1-4 of Fellowship. I love...

For me it's Chapters 1-4 of Fellowship. I love the Shire (as I am sure many do) and the opening chapters that begin the epic tale all while giving us a glimpse of what it would be like to live in the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 12-15-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,396
Posted By Marlowe221
I realize that this thread is quite old but...

I realize that this thread is quite old but having found this particular observation fascinating I could not help but respond.

While the Shire is very English in its placenames and geographical...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-15-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Marlowe221
Introduction

Hello all!

My name is Marlowe, attorney by trade, from the Southeastern United States.

I stumbled across this wonderful forum a few months ago and have passed many a hour reading the...
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