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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 30 2010, 10:43pm

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I think both were written for the same juvenile based audience [In reply to] Can't Post

but Lewis had an allegorical motive that he held to and as LotR progressed Tolkien wrote more and more for himself.

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StarElf
Rohan

Jan 2 2011, 12:25am

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I have to respectfully disagree. [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien's work darkened considerably in the transitions between novels, partly because his main readership (including his own children) had aged. While The Hobbit is fairly innocent as bedtime stories go, by the time you get to The Silmarillion, you are dealing with highly complicated, not-bedtime-story types of things like incest and civil war. It is not a children's book at all---I doubt I would let a child read it before 13, maybe 12 if the child were highly mature and there was a little more time to supervise their reading. Narnia, however, maintained roughly the same target audience. However, Lewis did not spend nearly as much time writing Narnia stories as J.R.R. Tolkien spent on the development of Arda. Narnia was completed in roughly six years, whereas Tolkien was constructing Middle Earth for most of his lifetime. Obviously, the readerships changed as Tolkien fans aged.

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 2 2011, 12:57am

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The Silmarillion was not part of Tolkien's published writings during his lifetime. [In reply to] Can't Post

Furthermore most of their content was written prior to the publication of the Hobbit. Tolkien continued to edit and rewrite the contents of the Silmarillion until he died but Christopher assembled edited and published the book.

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StarElf
Rohan

Jan 2 2011, 1:12am

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Re: The Silmarillion was not part of Tolkien's published writings during his lifetime. [In reply to] Can't Post

The most substantial content of it, however, can be attributed to J.R.R. himself. At any rate, I'm not about to abandon my position and (it seems) neither are you. This being a very silly argument, I rather think we should just agree to disagree.

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(This post was edited by StarElf on Jan 2 2011, 1:13am)


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 2 2011, 1:26am

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Sorry I never considered it an argument but just a discussion. [In reply to] Can't Post

Exploring differing points of view is how I learn. There is nothing wrong with your opinion though it differs from mine

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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Jan 2 2011, 7:22am

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Well, many have said it... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's God against a Minor Angel (Maia, not Vala), so I guess Aslan.

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macfalk
Valinor


Jan 2 2011, 6:21pm

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TH [In reply to] Can't Post

Contained much death & despair, too.



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M&M
Rivendell


Jan 3 2011, 12:23am

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If Aslan puts those big ol' kitty eyes on Gandalf and starts purring... [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf dosen't stand a chance. Wink


StarElf
Rohan

Jan 3 2011, 3:01pm

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Well, who would? [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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StarElf
Rohan

Jan 3 2011, 3:05pm

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Re:TH [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, but the events of TH were a cakewalk next to everything that happened in The Silmarillion. We're talking one major battle versus thousands of years of tragedy.

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film fanNo.7
Bree


Jan 10 2011, 4:03am

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Aslan... [In reply to] Can't Post

But only because I think he's like supposed to be god or something. I know very well-backed reasoning.

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tolkiennerd
Lorien


Feb 8 2011, 3:46pm

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I think they would both keep killing each other and coming back to life [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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