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Very interesting idea


Oct 17 2013, 6:05am

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Very interesting idea [In reply to] Can't Post

It is an interesting thought experiment, and one I certainly had not considered in terms of the way it is shot or portrayed in the film, versus portrayed in the book. As several have mentioned, it is not deliberate on Tolkien's part, though his personal faith could be seen, fairly consistently across the whole of his written works. As burgahobbit mentioned, Tolkien called it a Catholic work, so themes from Catholicism are going to appear.

It isn't crazy to see such parallels, but they are just parallels, simply because Tolkien never felt like the story of Christ needed to retold or reimagined in any way. To perform an allegory, from what I've read of Tolkien's point of view, is t diminish the original work to some degree.

Also, Faramir's sacrifice, while noble, is still done in part, to win his father's favor, even though his father scorns him. Another parallel could be better described as the relationship with David and Saul. Saul sends David out to "win his favor" by doing impossible feats, and expecting David to die. David does so, trying earn a wife and Saul's favor at the same time, yet never achieving that.

Maybe not the best parallel. Smile

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Faramir's sacrifice scene, made in parrallel to Jesus sacrifice? boldog Send a private message to boldog Sep 27 2013, 10:44am
    Universal truths Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 27 2013, 1:59pm
    Fallen Angels and Middle Earth Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Sep 27 2013, 7:19pm
        In the case of Faramir's sacrifice... Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion Oct 9 2013, 6:06pm
    If You Know the Gospel Stories IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Sep 28 2013, 2:12am
    Not Jesus. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Sep 28 2013, 11:05pm
    Interesting idea burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 29 2013, 3:12am
        Very interesting idea Elciryamo Send a private message to Elciryamo Oct 17 2013, 6:05am


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