Even more importantly, the both Lewis and especially Tolkien were writers of
the little person making a big difference and influencing many other good
writers of fantasy today. Ok, I am an admitted Tolkien fan. The books have
many themes running through them but, think about it. This funny little man
"hafling" is the one who is able to resist evil (ok, I spoiled the trilogy
for you) when others who were from far "greater" races could not.
Beth the OT
Subject: Re: LOTR (WAS: Re: Fw: Manchester Olympics?)
In a message dated 2/13/02 1:42:52 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>Most popular epics have the "good vs. evil" theme, and it's a very common
>thread in folklore. Of course, in spite of cross-cultural similarities
>in basic good vs. evil themes, the specifics of such are culture-specific
Reminds me of Carl Jung and "Man and His Symbols". Jung was the TRUE genius
of the 20th Century in my book.