Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Reading Room:
TORn AMATEUR SYMPOSIUM ESSAY : "Bilbo- All That is Gold" by Dame Ioreth

TORn Amateur Symposium
Bree


Nov 26 2013, 11:05am


Views: 290
Shortcut
TORn AMATEUR SYMPOSIUM ESSAY : "Bilbo- All That is Gold" by Dame Ioreth Can't Post

Welcome to November 2013 TORn Amateur Symposium, the second TAS!

We are very pleased to present the next essay for TAS2:

"Bilbo-All That is Gold" by Dame Ioreth

Abstract:
As a linguist and historian, Iíve often wondered if J.R.R.Tolkien, saw something of himself in Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit turned adventurer turned historian he created. Certainly, his writing of these tales and the creation of Middle Earth was a major part of his lifeís work. Originally, he presented it as a prehistory of his own native land - legends and stories written by Bilbo and other historians, translated by Tolkien himself.
It is very easy to find individuals here on TORn who have read The Hobbit and LOTR and immersed themselves in the world of Middle Earth, finding new and wonderful sights and sounds to share with their fellow travelers. We sit around virtual campfires telling stories, spinning tales, and retelling that same prehistory. Dates and times, places and events become the building blocks of conversations. Some gravitate towards the more concrete, some towards the more ethereal. I would like to focus on one individual and attempt to determine his motivations for writing a particular piece, the All that is Gold poem written by Bilbo Baggins through the lens of his character.


To view the essay, please click on the link above.

Our authors have written essays and analyses that are concerned, in some way, with the legendarium of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. These essays may be philosophic opinions, scientific theories, or analytical approaches to understanding or highlighting some facet of Tolkien's writings and world. These pieces are written with the goal of amateur scholarship at their core - thus inspiring our Symposium title. Authors may choose to include citations or footnotes, but they are by no means required. Keeping in mind the dual spirit of enjoyment and inquiry that we believe in (as much as we value cheer and song), and which is of paramount important to both the TAS team and our authors, we fully encourage discussion of the essays presented.We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy posting it. The TAS is open for discussion, and any comments, questions or thought you wish to share about this essay can be posted in this response to this thread.

We have two more essays to come after this one- which will be posted on Friday 29th November and Sunday 1st December. If you would like to read or comment upon any of the essays so far, these are all still open for discussion.
So please, go forth and enjoy all of the works we have posted for this 2013 November Session. The entire TAS Team, (Elaen32, DanielLB and Brethil), is both delighted and proud to present the essays our TAS members have crafted, relating their interests and skills to the world of JRRT that we all love; a world most intricately crafted, and one that "takes hold of us, and never let's go.

Subject User Time
TORn AMATEUR SYMPOSIUM ESSAY : "Bilbo- All That is Gold" by Dame Ioreth TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Nov 26 2013, 11:05am
    I love your ideas and imagery here Ioreth elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 26 2013, 12:01pm
        Yes, I agree Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 26 2013, 1:06pm
            Elrond & Elros.. elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 26 2013, 5:01pm
                Some random musings... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 26 2013, 8:13pm
    What a great insight this piece is Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 26 2013, 5:48pm
        Thank you for the encouragement to write it Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 27 2013, 2:25am
            That's a really interesting technique Kim Send a private message to Kim Nov 27 2013, 2:59am
            This is a great technique Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 27 2013, 3:18am
    All that is purple, blue, or pink... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Nov 26 2013, 7:08pm
        Gold salts Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 27 2013, 12:38am
    Lovely essay, thank you. :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 26 2013, 8:20pm
        I think you are correct, Daniel Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 27 2013, 2:36am
    Really enjoyable read Kim Send a private message to Kim Nov 27 2013, 2:55am
    Nice Ideas!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 28 2013, 2:06am
        me too - never thought of the Aragorn/Thorin comparison, but see it very clearly now. Great essay! // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 28 2013, 2:27pm
    Lovely. Thank you! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 28 2013, 10:26pm
        I wonder if Gandalf Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 29 2013, 3:28pm
    Very nice, Ioreth! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Nov 30 2013, 12:23am
    What an excellent perspective to bring to that poem squire Send a private message to squire Nov 30 2013, 3:15am
        Thank you for taking the time to read and respond Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Dec 2 2013, 4:46am
            The reluctant king metaphor Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 2 2013, 5:05am

 
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.