Extraordinarily Particular Center-earth Q&A with The Tolkien Professor–Corey Olsen

Sep 4, 2018

Partly two of my interview with Corey “The Tolkien Professor”
Olsen, we focus on a number of extraordinarily particular questions on
Center-earth, together with: What’s “magic” in The Lord of the
? Whogiddy-what is Tom Bombadil precisely? Do the nice
penalties of Eowyn’s disobedience to Theoden justify her
actions? Are orcs—possessing free will however seemingly evil by
nature—metaphysically coherent?


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2:06 The anomaly of “magic” as utilized by completely different beings and
races in The Lord of the Rings

12:13 Is Tom Bombadil God or a Christ-figure? What does it imply
that “he’s,” and that he’s “the Grasp”? Is Tom a Maia? West vs.
east and resurrection within the barrow-wight episode

35:04 Does Eowyn’s success of prophecy in slaying the
Witch-King justify her abandonment of her duties to remain behind and
rule/defend her folks within the King’s absence? Simplistic feminist
misinterpretations of Eowyn; Rohan’s vs. Gondor’s cultural

44:26 Eowyn’s despair vs. Sam’s; completely different sorts of hope; Sam’s
perspective in the direction of his obligation and the sense wherein he lacks hope

59:38 Extra on Eowyn, Rohan’s debased cultural values

1:07:02 How Tolkien developed in his idea of flat vs. spherical

1:09:17 Are orcs evil by nature? How can that be if they’ve
free will?

1:15:22 What’s the foundation of the
variations/superiorities/inferiorities among the many races of
Center-earth, and the way is it completely different from real-world racist

1:26:16 This week’s studying: J.R.R. Tolkien, “On
Fairy-Tales” https://amzn.to/2Cgo9Pm

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