J. R. R. Tolkien Writing Styles in The Return of the King

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Point of View

The point of view of The Return of the King is third person, omniscient. The narrator is anonymous, but the story is told from the perspective of various characters in the Fellowship. The first part of the book focuses on Pippin, Gandalf, and Aragorn, while the second part of the book moves to Frodo and Sam.

Setting

The Return of the King takes place at the end of the Third Age of Middle-earth and the beginning of the Fourth Age. The geographical setting of the story is various locations in Middle-earth.

Language and Meaning

As is common with fantasy stories, The Return of the King is told in an epic tradition. It includes frequent references to lineages, as well as prophecies to reveal the fates of characters and possible future events. The language emphasizes the fantastic elements of the story.

Structure

The book is in a...

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