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Unsung heroes of the Lord of the rings : from the page to the screen

Author: Lynnette R Porter
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Praeger Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most criticism of The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and even Sam. From popular to scholarly literature, the women and smaller characters often go overlooked. but our notions of what makes a hero have altered since September 11, and sometimes the most unlikely people can come to embody all that we look up to and admire in a person. Here, Lynnette  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynnette R Porter
ISBN: 0275985210 9780275985219
OCLC Number: 57193037
Description: xiv, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Literary and cinematic heroes --
Merry as a knowledgeable hero --
Pippin as impulsive, youthful hero --
Eowyn as action hero --
Galadriel and Arwen as inspirational heroes --
Legolas and Gimli as intercultural heroes --
The changing social definitions of heroes --
Online resources for Tolkien studies.
Responsibility: Lynnette R. Porter.
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