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I absolutely love this production of the book and it was way faster a listen than a reread.
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TheReadingMermaid
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There are many instances of great beauty throughout the novel, especially in the Realm of the Elves. What do you think this beauty signifies? What do you think the elves signify?

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BookwormAHN I think the elves are definitely considered higher beings. And I've always wondered if Tolkien meant for them to be angelish. 1mo
JazzFeathers I think the Elves represent a possible balance between what nature offers and what menkind is capable of. So in the Lord of the Rings they represent all the good things that existed in the beginning, before the world was corrupted. Though, as we know, Elves themselves are far from being perfect and incorruptible 😉 #FellowshipOfTolkien 1mo
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How does Tolkien define Good and Evil? Is there a fine line or does it become muddied? Are they easy to distinguish in the book?

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BookwormAHN I think with the exception of orcs, good and evil is somewhat gray and more dependent on choice and intent but he also seems to give very little room for redemption to his characters. 1mo
JazzFeathers I disagree @BookwormAHN Redemption are always on the card (as both Boromir and Denethor show). But there are people who willingly disavow redemtion and those will never find it. It is in the end, always a matter of choices. 1mo
JazzFeathers As for the question, l've seldom read another story where good and evil were more mixed and grey-shaded. 1mo
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Why do you think Tolkien chooses his hero to be a hobbit instead of a more powerful creature of Middle Earth such as a man, a dwarf or an elf? What is the significance of the hobbit's role in the story?

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BookwormAHN I think the quote from Gildor "even the smallest person can change the course of the future" is what Tolkien set out to prove with the hobbits. 1mo
JazzFeathers Tolkien lived through the European Civil War, as some historians call it. That period between WWI and WWII that destroyed and then recreated the Western world. There were many uncommon people who (in good and bad) caused/handled this. But in the end, it was people who destroyed the old world and created the new one. People who accepted or rejected. Everyday people. I think this is what Tolkien tried to potray in the Lord of the Rings. 1mo
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What do you think the one ring signifies?

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BookwormAHN Temptation and power. 1mo
JazzFeathers Well, the Ring clearly means power in all its form, and by power l mean the possibility to handle the lives of other people more than doing what one wants. Coming to a position where you think that what you are doing is right and everybody else should therefore follow/obey you. It's the destruction of freewill. 1mo
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Why do you think Frodo was chosen as the ring bearer? What characteristics make Frodo the best candidate to carry the ring to Mordor?

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BookwormAHN I think since he quite literally inherited the burden of the ring and that is what made him the ring bearer. But his courage, determination and to some extent his innocence gave him a slight edge over the others to take it. 1mo
JazzFeathers I second @BookwormAHN l also think that being a Hobbit factored into it. As we know, Men are very suscettible to power and Elves are easily tempted. But hobbits value the little joys of life, things that other people may consider silly and small. They are totally immune (as we'll see in the end), but they are different. And Frodo is a different hobbit, he knows the word outside, he's not scared of 'the others'. 1mo
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DISCUSSION TOMORROW!!! I will be finishing this one up tonight. Hope to see you all there! 😘

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jb72 Unfortunately my hold never came in from the library. 😒 1mo
JazzFeathers Ooooh! I haven't read along, but can l dive into the conversation? 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @JazzFeathers of course sweetie the discussions are open to all 😊 1mo
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Making slow but steady progress with my #lotrbuddyread this Sunday night. Have my candles in my spooky halloween decorations going and some Harry Potter ASMR room videos going. How‘s everyone‘s night so far?

#asmr #lotr #buddyread #candles #bigbook #mpls #twincities

OnlyYoo Wow those are such cool candles! They go with the book perfectly 1mo
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Reading a variety of things recently and wanted to share. I should be reading for #bbbbc and #lotrbuddyread but picked up Year One instead 🤦‍♀️ On the nonfiction side though, I‘m quickly making progress through friendfluence and recently started the Ryder Carroll book because I want to start getting into bullet journal for the new year 😍 What are you guys all reading?

#audiobook #nonfiction #mpls #twincities

Crimson613 Oh wow! I didn't know there were books on bullet journaling :00 I'm reading manga right now for a readathon but I'm hoping to pick up more nonfiction books after this, the banes of my reading existence ^^;; 1mo
Schnoebs @Crimson613 you can get a book on anything, that‘s why I love nonfiction so much lol. My go tos are usually science or memories but I always end up reaching for something different every other month or so 1mo
Crimson613 @Schnoebs Niiiice! I wish I was more into science! But it's hard to understand, altho I think psychology and brain stuff is cool. I guess I'm more into history and just random things I'm into at the time xD but it's hard to really keep my interest T_T 1mo
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Was able to get these amazing prints from the Tolkien movie! And since I‘m starting to read his work thanks to #lotrbuddyread I‘m super excited! So many fun things thanks to the Twin Cities Book Festival

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