Tolkien

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Saruman - Literary Themes
... Tolkien writes that The Lord of the Rings was often criticised for portraying all characters as either good or bad, with no shades of grey, a point to which he responds by proposing Saruman, along with Denethor ... Tolkien writes that the Istari's chief temptation (and that to which Saruman fell) is impatience, leading to a desire to force others to do good, and then to a simple desire for power ... Patrick Curry says Tolkien is "hostile to industrialism", linking this to the widespread urban development that took place in the West Midlands where Tolkien grew up in the first decades of the 20th ...
Sandfield Road - Notable Residents
... Tolkien, another member of the Inklings, who lived at No 76 with his wife Edith from 1953 to 1968, towards the end of his time in Oxford ... The following volumes of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novel were first published while he lived in this house The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) The Two ... due to harassment by fans at his home in Sandfield Road, Tolkien moved to Bournemouth on the south coast of England ...
Saruman - Characterization
... heard that soft voice whispering and urging them." The Two Towers Book III Chapter X p.222 Tolkien described Saruman at the time of The Lord of the Rings as having a long face and a ... Roger Sale says of the same chapter that "Tolkien valiantly tried to do something worth doing which he simply cannot bring off." Tom Shippey writes ... speech pattern with the archaic stoicism and directness that Tolkien employs for other characters such as the Dwarven King Dáin, which Shippey believes represent Tolkien's view of heroism in ...
Saruman - Creation and Development
... Tolkien had been writing The Lord of the Rings for several years when Saruman came into existence as the solution to a long-unresolved plot development, and his role ... Tolkien started work on the book in late 1937, but was initially unsure of how the story would develop ... the book, Saruman had not appeared in Tolkien's 1937 novel, The Hobbit, or in his then-unpublished Quenta Silmarillion and related mythology, which date back to 1917 ...
The Tolkien Trust
... The Tolkien Trust is a British charity founded in 1977 that manages J ... Tolkien's estate (the Tolkien Estate) ... On February 11, 2008, together with Tolkien's publisher HarperCollins, it filed a suit against New Line Cinema over the profits of the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy ...