The Ring
The fellowship, where all were worth
To save the life of Middle-Earth
From this dark power of the Lord
And legions of his dead knights
Who trespassed the Virtue's rights,
Would win the gloom by the Light’s sword,
Where every Man and every Elf
Could sacrifice just by himself
Adoring other’s pain and grief
The Hobbit he’s or he’s the Gnome
They all protected their home
And the immortal heart’s belief.
They fight for justice in the world
To crush the tremendous Ring’s hold
That turned the soul into black ghost
It gave the overwhelming wealth
But took instead the strength and health
It claims the cruel and huge cost.
They all were Keepers of the Ring
But only one of them could bring
This burden on his uphill way
The evil would fall to his foots
As mischief’s tree would shed its roots
The Lord of Rings would lose his sway.
He was the Hobbit of the Shire
He could get over his own fear
With only one true faithful mate
Though he was helpless and so small
His heart was stronger than they all
He reached the horror Mordor’s gate.
Because the friendship always wins
The army of the lie and sins
It doesn’t matter who you are
It doesn’t matter what your growth
You must believe the dream is close
And follow your high lodestar.
It’s one of the most ancient tales
That Elves retold me in details
But if you think that I was naive
Look back! The world is full of Rings
That govern by the soul’s slim strings!
Be careful! Don’t be their slave!
J.R. Tolkien denies that characters of his book “The Lord of
The Rings “ Hobbits have some features of topical Englishmen
but it is so. The Hobbits represent the countryside traditional
England. But there are not only Hobbits who depict England in
the book. Also the people of Rohan have something common with
tribes of Angles and Saxons.
It’s not incidentally that in “The Lord of the Rings” there are some
allusions that Hobbits and Rohan’s people have the general
background. All proper names are taken from the ancient English, for
example, such names of kings as Tengel, Teoder, Aorol are AngloSaxons adjectives of the word “king”.
A lot of dialogues
between Legolas,
Aragorn, Grimly,
Gendalf are
reproduced in details
the scenes that are
written in “Beovolf”.
The one absolute
difference between
Rohan’s people and
Englishmen is
Rohan’s love to
horses that wasn’t
incident for AngloSaxons.
It is very difficult and
huge work to feel the
specific and realize
significance of Tolkien’s
books. It is necessary to
be the second Tolkien
the great specialist in
Ancient English, Ancient
Scandinavian and a lot
of other languages in
order to understand
every detail in the book
and film.
Tolkien was attracted by
songs and tales that was
assembled and published in
the book “Colevala” by
Allies Lernout in 1830.
Because of it he learned
Finish language and it was
used as a basic of high
Elvish language – Cavania.
Also some plots of
“Silmarillion” were close to
Finish legends. For example,
the story of Turin and his
unhappy life that’s one of
the most dramatic stories
repeats story in the ancient
history of Middle-earth just
repeats story of Finish
warrior who brought grief to
his family.
Tom Bombadil
always sings
something and talks
in half-prose-halfpoetry as Finish
wizards who
communicate with the
world only with the
help of songs.
However, studying
and popularization of
ancient English
literature wasn’t
enough for Tolkien.
If the English epos was
lost the only one way was
to create it by himself !
With that aim Tolkien began writing of mythological tales that was
published beneath the name “Silmarillion” in 1977 after the death of
In early versions of
“Silmarillion” Tolkien
talked that legends
about mystery Valinor
came to us with an
Englishman who lived
between Elves long long
time ago and heard
these legends from
them. Tolkien spent a
lot of time to write myths
of ancient Middle – Earth
He considered
that it is the
deepest and most
important work. He
suggested it for
publishing no
matter what but
because of a huge
number of
characters and plot
lines it was very
complicated for
understanding and
no one wanted to
publish it.
But “ The Hobbit”
and “ The Lord of The
Rings” was sold with
million circulations.
The books became
very popular. Many
young people were
fascinated by them. So
J.R. Tolkien couldn’t
see the real rebirth of
mythology but he
could create his own
mythology that found
so many fans as he
couldn’t wait for.
It seems to be
strange but “The
Lord of The Rings”
was written without
any plan. Tolkien
said that at first time
especially in first
part “The Fellowship
of the Ring” his
heroes just went
ahead and neither
they nor the author
know where.
In difference from the
majority of the authors who
firstly create the main line of
the plot and then add details
Tolkien did it contrawise.
Small details brought
unwaiting changes in the
plot. Tolkien repeated many
times that the creation of
Middle-Earth languages
made him to write his novel.
He said that for him at first
there was the name and then
story followed this name.
At first Tolkien chose the
name for character and then
thought how to put him into
the plot. The brightest
example of lack of plan is the
ring that Bilbo found in “The
Hobbit”. When Tolkien began
to write “ The Lord of The
Rings” he didn’t know what
role it’ll play in the plot of his
The character who later
became Aragorn at first
was a hobbit-traveler called
Trotter. This name was
formed from the verb “to
trot” that means “to run”.
Tolkien liked this name
very much and didn’t want
to give it up for a long time.
Even when Keepers of
The Ring reached the Gate
of Moria Tolkien didn’t
guess about existence of
Rohan and Lorien. Maybe it
gives the reason why events
in “The Fellowship of the
Ring” develop so slow. It’s
surprising that when Tolkien
wrote the half of “The
Fellowship of the Ring” he
thought that he did 3/4th of
his work and planned to
finish it there where now the
first part of “the Lord of The
Rings” ends.
Проект выполнили учащиеся 11а класса:
Инешина Татьяна
Васина Екатерина
Юрченко Валентина
Иванова Анастасия