Genre: JRR Tolkien

Kevin Wang

Thorin Oakenshield is the mixture of an epic hero and a tragic hero. He came from a noble birth and is treated with respect due to his bravery and leadership, but he also is cursed by his lust for the Arkenstone, and that fatal flaw clouds his judgment and perhaps leads to his death.  On Read more…


“‘It is also said,’ answered Frodo, ‘Go not to the Elves for Council, for they will say both no and yes.’” (Chapter Three Three is Company) When Frodo was little his adopted father Bilbo Baggins was a legend in the Shire for bringing riches back from a journey that no one really expected him to Read more…


Finally, a revelation occurred to me. There were reinforcements getting ready to attack me and my mountain. To stop their plan I would first have to destroy the town and maybe the reinforcements wouldn’t continue coming. Then a puzzling thought popped into my head, Why would the goblins team with dwarves? I thought goblins were evil and would only ever team up with the wargs? I pushed that thought out of my head and flew out of my mountain like a bullet.


Now in the end, the score board has not changed – I’m waiting for the audiences vote… which is you! If you are lucky enough to do student feedback for me, please please please say who you think should’ve won, and why!


Tolkien’s Creative Process in The Lord of the Rings   “The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as Read more…