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Unsung heroes of the Lord of the rings : from the page to the screen

Author: Lynnette R Porter
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Praeger Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most criticism of The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and even Sam. From popular to scholarly literature, the women and smaller characters often go overlooked. But our notions of what makes a hero have altered since September 11, and sometimes the most unlikely people can come to embody all that we look up to and admire in a person. Here, Lynnette  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Porter, Lynnette R., 1957-
Unsung heroes of the Lord of the rings : from the page to the screen / Lynnette R. Porter.
Westport, Conn : Praeger Publishers, ©2005
(DLC) 2004028035
(OCoLC)57193037
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynnette R Porter
ISBN: 9780313041945 0313041946 9780275985219 0275985210 1282417363 9781282417366 9786612417368 6612417366
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 562521743
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages)
Contents: Literary and cinematic heroes --
Merry as a knowledgeable hero --
Pippin as impulsive, youthful hero --
Eowyn as action hero --
Galadriel and Awen as inspirational heroes --
Legolas and Gimli as intercultural heroes --
The changing social definitions of heroes --
Online resources for Tolkien studies.
Responsibility: Lynnette R. Porter.

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Bringing together a discussion of both the books and the movies, Porter redirects the spotlight on these characters to show us how the roles they play, the actions they take, and the behaviours they  Read more...
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"[P]orter's style is clear and engaging. Large undergraduate and general collections." - Choice "Porter examines the intricacies of modern human expectations for heroes and myths, and how those Read more...

 
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