Wording in J.R.R. Tolkien's the Thesis

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Had Tolkien been an American (shudder), it is likely that the trilogy would have assumed some gangster or other bad-guy qualities that would belie its roots in mythology and legend. Fortunately for generations of avid readers and now a motion picture-going audience, the world continues to delight in the writings of Tolkien precisely because he sends his modern readers to the dictionary once in awhile just to see what he is talking about. The precision of Tolkien's use of words and phrases in the books that comprise the trilogy are noteworthy if for no other reason than their ability to communicate exactly what the author intended, but the use of the right word in the right place has also contributed to the work's enduring popularity among readers who might not otherwise ever learn that a "coney" was something besides a hot dog with chili and cheese.

Works Cited

Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1991.

Clark, George and Daniel Timmons. J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of Middle-Earth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

J.R.R. Tolkien Glossary. 4 Dec 2009 .

Regehr, Rudy. 2006, "Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings," Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 12, 37.

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Works Cited

Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1991.

Clark, George and Daniel Timmons. J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of Middle-Earth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

J.R.R. Tolkien Glossary. 4 Dec 2009 .

Regehr, Rudy. 2006, "Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings," Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 12, 37.

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