Every year on March 25, the anniversary of the Downfall of Sauron, the Tolkien Society hosts Tolkien Reading Day. This year’s theme selected by the Tolkien Society is Hope and Courage. The primary goal is to promote the reading of the works of J.R R. Tolkien! To celebrate, Pages Unbound will be hosting two weeks of Tolkien-related posts. In addition to our own thoughts, we will be featuring a number of guest posts! Check out the full schedule of events by clicking here.
I decided for this event that I will share my Tolkien collection. While it isn’t much, I still love it.
I will start with the books, as I fell in love with The Lord of the Rings through the books. Obviously, I started with The Hobbit, and I fell in love with the series automatically. I loved Middle Earth a lot. You might not understand why Merry and Pippin were even part of the Fellowship because they caused the journey trouble. Merry and Pippin were the youngest, and they are troublemakers. Yet you eventually understand why they are part of the quest that starts in The Two Towers.
I started by watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy– and also loved it automatically. It was with the films that I started to pick up on parallels with one of my other favorite books, Harry Potter: spider attacks, the Ring, Sam/Frodo, Merry/Pippin, and Dark Lords. The Ring reminds me of the horcruxes, the relationship between Sam and Frodo reminds of the trio, and the relationship of Merry and Pippin reminds me of Fred and George.
For Christmas, I asked to get to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. But guess what happened: I ended up getting both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies!
The films are some of the best ways to spend a rainy day. The trilogy is incredible in many ways despite the length of the films. The music fits perfectly, and I feel emotionally connected to the Hobbits while still loving Aragon and the other characters. I automatically was connected to Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin.
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