With his faith in the gods shattered, Prince Tojas Malock returns to his home island, where he hopes to lick his wounds and plan his revenge against the gods.
But when Malock arrives, he discovers that his parents have already set up an arranged marriage for him with the princess of a rival nation without his knowledge or approval and who he dislikes. And when a new movement against the gods led... [click here for more]
Source criticism--analysis of a writer's source material--has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers' appreciation.
This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology... [click here for more]