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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Lord of the Rings: Tom Bombadil- shoehorned and deus ex machina.: Edit Log


Oct 30 2012, 2:53pm

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Tom Bombadil- shoehorned and deus ex machina.

Deus ex machina - saving the hobbits from the tree and the barrow-weights, which is a far away from his house. Lazy, lazy writing by Tolkien here. Some people would probably want to throw me off a cliff for saying this, but I do think his writing in certain sections of LOTR are truly abysmal, especially when compared to The Hobbit.

And the fact that he is apparantly this sort of demi-god who is in no way affected by the ring is another brick in the wall of LOTR's dwindeling sense of "realism in a fairy-tale world", and halts the story completely.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Oct 30 2012, 2:56pm)

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