A Journal: One dad’s plan to use The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to defeat Modern Mordor
The actual journals of discussions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy: A dad and his teenage kids discuss, page by page, character and life lessons from this classic literature. "You never know what's going to come up next, as only dad knows the script: The kids make their own as we go along." More
The discussions of all three volumes of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: A dad and his teenage kids discuss character and life lessons which may be learned (or re-enforced) from this classic literature.
“What is literature?” you ask. If you google the question you might find something like “Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.” This writing of Tolkien’s definitely qualifies, as it was published in the early 1950s, and seems to have only grown in popularity since.
Read this journal. Enjoy it. Have a laugh or two. Be touched by honor and courage that often these days seem to be qualities of the past.
Then if you haven’t already, read the books behind the journals that we lived and breathed for a year and a half (and I’m still somewhat addicted to). When you’re done with that, make sure you have read the introductory work to the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbitt. And progress to other smaller but notable works of Tolkien’s, such as Smith of Woottton Major, Farmer Giles of Ham, Roverandom, Sir Gwaain and the Green Knight (hmmm, it would seem I am fairly addicted to all of Tolkien’s writings).
At some point you may begin to notice that you are becoming a different person, one of more honor and courage. And a person who has the drive to build more of the same in others.
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