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
Rings
? 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?

Hyperlinks

Signum College https://signumuniversity.org/

Mythgard Institute (Signum’s free packages for the general public)
https://mythgard.org/

The Tolkien Professor Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tolkien-professor/id320513707?mt=2

Corey Olsen’s web site https://tolkienprofessor.com/

Timestamps

Corey Olsen

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
values

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
Center-earth

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
theories?

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

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