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a kind of homage

Daughter of Nienna
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Apr 4 2007, 1:22am


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The effect of the pages is that they give weight to the whole concept of this being a real history. They have the feel of something deserving of great reverence, having great value to the Dwarves both personally and for historical records.

The also pull the Dwarves out of Disney/nursery hell that the have been shoved aside into until Tolkien came along giving them respectability as a culture of mythology.

They reflect a few things as well… (that Tolkien may have personal experience with) such as soldiers trapped by enemy in battle and these are their last dying words. His devotion to the pages may be way for paying respect to that experience to long lost friends. Putting that experience into his masterpiece keeps them from fading away into obscurity. Much like he may have felt about the stories of the legends so close to heart as well. It is a kind of homage to both.

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JRRT Author & Illustrator, ch. 5: LOTR: The Book of Mazarbul Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Mar 21 2007, 8:31pm
    Manuscripts and scholars. wolfranger Send a private message to wolfranger Mar 21 2007, 9:34pm
        Oh, wow! GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Mar 22 2007, 12:03am
    Link to transcript of pages. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 21 2007, 11:02pm
        Thank you! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 22 2007, 2:13am
    Why does it appear here? Why not? Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 21 2007, 11:55pm
        "Perhaps that was dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 22 2007, 2:16am
        Gimli takes the Book of Mazarbul FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 23 2007, 7:33pm
            I'm sure Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 23 2007, 10:05pm
                I'd be far from sure FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 24 2007, 10:42am
            It always seemed odd to me that Gimli took the book. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 24 2007, 2:08pm
                It certainly woud be hard FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 24 2007, 3:42pm
                    Sorry, I meant *would* be hard FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 24 2007, 9:05pm
                Maybe he parked it in Lothlorien for safe keeping?/ Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 26 2007, 7:54pm
    Tolkien is in his own element Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Mar 22 2007, 4:39am
    next post tomorrow - sorry for the delay! / Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Mar 22 2007, 8:57pm
    My answers, by drogo drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 22 2007, 9:22pm
    Riddles in the dark FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 24 2007, 10:07am
    Illustration or mock manuscript? squire Send a private message to squire Mar 26 2007, 3:48am
    a kind of homage Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Apr 4 2007, 1:22am

 
 
 

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