The Silmarillion Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the theme of creation portrayed in the book. What relation might the author wish for the reader to see between the creation story of Ea and the Biblical creation of earth?

Essay Topic 2

The fight between good and evil is one theme represented throughout the book.

Part 1.) What led to the culmination of evil on Ea through efforts by Melkor and Sauron?

Part 2.) What efforts did characters like Iluvatar, Melwe, and Ulmo take to ensure that good prevailed in Ea?

Part 3.) What might the author wish for the battle of good and evil to symbolize in regards to a human's journey?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of nature in the book. What significance does nature appear to have to the residents of Ea, and what is revealed about those who do not respect it?

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast Melkor and Manwe in the book...

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