The other is about orcs

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the other is about orcs

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While the overall concept of orcs draws on a variety of pre-existing mythology, the main conception of the creatures stems from the fantasy writings of J. Tolkien , in particular The Lord of the Rings. In Tolkien's works, orcs are a brutish, aggressive, repulsive and generally malevolent species, existing in stark contrast with the benevolent Elvish race and generally serving an evil power.

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Tolkien and Alterity pp Cite as. How to make the already strange even stranger. As might be expected, he solved the problem linguistically by reversing the norms, juxtaposing incompatibilities of sight and sound, and having his most grotesque, monstrous, and exaggerated characters speak language more typical of fans at a football match than monsters in a secondary world fantasy. To propose as an alienating factor language which in its proper context is familiar seems not just a far-fetched, but also a contradictory approach to alterity. The technique works.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. Share this quote:. Like Quote. Recommend to friends.

The other, of course, involves orcs." [Kung Fu Monkey -- Ephemera, blog post, March 19, ]”. ― John Rogers. tags: atlas-shrugged, ayn-rand, books.
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Perhaps most because I was, after all, 14 once. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. Ayn Rand was the fulcrum that allowed me to break with the genocidal world view of my harsh Evangelical 'Christian' upbringing and consequently hers as well. Our sociopathic civilization must face the issues pressented to us by those of Ayn Rand's character. We must both constrain and prevent the genisis of and forgive these monsters if there is to be any hope for our species. I read Lord of the Rings when I was an adolescent, and it was okay, although I didn't go gaga over it.

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  1. Tomasa F. says:

    its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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