The Lord of the Rings | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Matthew Hodgart

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of The Lord of the Rings.
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Critical Essay by Matthew Hodgart

Although I like reading epics, medieval romances, and folktales, for many years I could not get beyond the barrier of that first all-too-Hobbit sentence: "When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton." When I forced myself inside I began to read with growing speed and excitement; then went back to The Hobbit (which is a very good children's book); then read most of the Rings for a second time, at first enjoying Tolkien's learning and craftsmanship, but ending up disenchanted….

The war episodes and the spy episodes [in The Lord of the Rings] are beautifully synchronized, with a very precise chronology and no loose ends in the...

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