Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Middle-Earth and Light Amidst Darkness

            One of the major themes in all the stories of Middle-Earth is the constant battle between light and darkness, good and evil. This war manifests itself from the very beginning, when Melkor the Ainu deviates from the music of Ilúvatar to play his own themes. From that first initial act of rebellion stems all… Continue reading Middle-Earth and Light Amidst Darkness

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Middle-Earth and the Nature of Evil

            The Lord of the Rings is known for many things. The books helped form the fantasy genre as we know it today, and the films continue to garner acclaim nearly two decades after their creation. But though Tolkien’s incredible world of Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits remains a prime example of worldbuilding, this isn’t the… Continue reading Middle-Earth and the Nature of Evil