Friendship in The Lord of the Rings

Friendship in The Lord of the Rings

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Lord of The Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, involves many characters with a common goal: the destruction of the Ring of Power. They connect with each other through their individual journeys and become friends.

This book analyses how friendship in Tolkien’s seminal work collaborates in the development of the characters, as well as contributing to the success of their final goal.

Using Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica as a reading lens for Tolkien’s book, the work also considers Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations and their reading of the connection between the characters. Cristina Casagrande’s comparative analysis brings together different elements to the study of friendship in Tolkien’s narrative, contributing to the development of the reader’s and viewer’s own ethical thinking and character.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913387938
Publisher: Academia Lunare, Luna Press Publishing
Imprint: Luna Press Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 199
Weight: 274g
Height: 140mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 16mm