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Essay: The Mysterious Presence of Tom Bombadil

Attalus
Lorien


Mar 16, 12:44am

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Essay: The Mysterious Presence of Tom Bombadil Can't Post

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/...of-tom-bombadil.html

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!

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squire
Half-elven


Mar 16, 1:03am

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Way too glib [In reply to] Can't Post

The essay starts well, but goes off the tracks when comparing Bombadil to Lewis' "pagan" character, thus imposing on Tolkien's implicitly Christian story Lewis' explicitly Christian terms of engagement. But 'The Imaginative Conservative' is a fine Christian conservative magazine.

I did like the illustration of Goldberry as a skinny dipping 'River daughter'. I wish the internet would make it easier to credit images to their creators - who made that painting, I'd like to know?



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Eruonen
Valinor


Mar 24, 4:58am

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Some interesting comparisons and views. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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