Many people know the franchise by mentioning the one ring. Many going as far to recite the entire quote from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. There is more to the trilogy besides the ring that has created millions of followers. There are also the debate of which versions the fans enjoy more, reading the adventures in the novels or seeing them adapted on the screen.
J.R.R Tolklen is the author and creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogies. Most people were introduced to the sequel, The Lord of The Rings trilogies before discovering The Hobbit, which came before it. Tolklen was appointed the commander of the British empire by Queen Elizabeth the II on March 28, 1972. He was a member of The Inklings, a discussion group on informal literature with his close friend C.S Lewis. After his death on September 2, 1973, his son Christopher came across his father’s manuscripts and started publishing them.
Book Versus Film
The adventures of Frodo and his quest to destroy the one ring that was created by the dark lord Sauron to control the other rings of power, is described within the pages of the trilogy. The books explained the hobbit’s journey and the members of the fellowship of men, hobbits, dwarfs, and elves that assisted him along the way.
Some people find the novels a bit dry due to the long chapters that are used to describe Middle Earth and the Shire. In the films, scenery is used to draw the viewer in and to bring the places in the novel to life. When reading novels, your mind creates images of what you think the characters and monsters should sound, look, and act like. The directors of the film ensured that the cast was identical to the novel not wanting to disrespect the late authors visions.
Like many fandoms those that find themselves a huge fan of Tolklen are referred to as Tolkienites. I was one of those who discovered the trilogy of The Lord of The Rings in my high school library reading the trilogy before viewing the films when they came into production. There are those like Alexa who are bigger fans of the trilogy, but I still enjoy the series. I will not say no to a marathon of the films or reading the novel to my nieces when they are older.
Furthermore, it’s clear that despite his passing, Tolklen’s novels are still adored by numerous fans of his works. His attention to detail allows fans to experience visiting the Shire either in their imagination or by viewing the films. Tolklen created his view of Middle Earth hoping to excite those in love with the fantasy genre. Making those that discover his realm want to visit.
Now, shush, I’m trying to read,