The Lord of the Rings on the Experience of Trauma

How lived experience inspires fiction

photo by Davidson Luna on Unsplash

The Lord of the Rings, having leapt back into our cultural consciousness lately, has always been subject of discussion for its complex, lofty, but touching themes. And while no shortage of “Tolkien’s philosophy” videos and articles seek to achieve an overview of his clearest and most major themes — I know, I wrote…



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J. W. Barlament

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