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The old adage that change is inevitable is a message oft repeated rephrased and expanded from the ancient philosopher Heraclitus to the Terminator movies But none has ever said it with quite the passion and resonance of J R R Tolkien in his groundbreaking opus THE LORD OF THE RINGS This trilogy due to its being published in three parts The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers and The Return of the King has maintained its reputation as the benchmark achievement of sword-and-sorcery literature for 47 years Tolkien does this by putting the characters into the same situation that humans are put into everyday Should you choose right over wrong Concern yourself about the wars around you Should you live in your thoughts and nobody elses for risk of losing your life Its great He gets this perspective from his Christian perspective In this book the good characters elves dwarves humans are put up to great tests of their strengths throughout the book They must choose their direction in travelling and take risks that could cost them their life for the well being of their race The characters learned to live life the right way by being put up to all those tests All of these races are forced to unite as one to defeat good and evil animals Of course the good race comes out on top and starts the chronicles of The Lord of The Rings The Fellowship of The Ring This book must have been a challenge to Tolkien in producing it He is put to the task and exceeds very well in making his own fantasy world come alive and has to make up the cultures within also He goes through different ages of civilization in all races all of them finding out that their own language open the door to the next one This book not only entertains but also teaches the reader about humanity His relates some
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