As a life long re-reader, re-watcher and profound fan of the lord of the rings and all things middle earth, I have recently been considering what this particular story means to me and *WHY* I’m so attached to Tolkien’s writing.
As a fan, what has Tolkien (the books or the films!) meant to you and why do you keep coming back to these tales?
For me, not only am I continuously inspired by the depth and genius of the world Tolkien created, but by escaping to his world I have also found ways to understand my own. Each time I enter middle earth, I find new wisdom within the stories and Tolkien urges me to think deeply about my relationship to nature, about evil, about grief and about joy. I find comfort in the characters and endless interest in how little negative space there is to Tolkien’s world. Almost nothing that exists in middle earth goes unanswered. (Yes, I see you tom…).
Aside from that, it’s simply a great adventure story and the films did a fantastic job at bringing middle earth to life! (How many times have I cried watching theoden give his speech before the charge at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields? The limit does not exist.)
Cant wait to hear what everyone has to say! 🤗