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Old 02-11-2017, 12:05 PM   #1
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Tom Bombadil & Color Symbolism – A New Approach

A new set of essays on Tom & Goldberry appear to be in the process of being unleashed. The first is now available:


https://priyasethtolkienfan.wordpres...colorful-pair/


The author has began to look at the episode in terms of color symbolism not ever discussed before. In particular - deliberate contrivance by Tolkien to exploit “green as a fairy color”.

If there really are five essays – then the discussion is in its infancy – with obviously much more to come.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:21 PM   #2
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The theme continues with Part II focusing in on Tom's 'blue' and 'yellow' colors coded to result in 'green'. The proposal is that Tom started out as a 'fairy being'. The rationalization is that Tolkien subtly alluded to this in his On Fairy-stories paper.

https://priyasethtolkienfan.wordpres...lorful-pair-2/

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