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Re: hobbits vs. harry: the full synopsis
• Posted by: Julius Talyansky   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, June 23, 2003, at 8:02 p.m.
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• In Response to: hobbits vs. harry: the full synopsis (Sean Raduechel)

I have a sudden urge to laugh for an extremely long and drawn-out time - are people so crass that they will see anything in anyway, even if that view is totally unsupported? The comparison between LoTR and HP is just WRONG...not slightly incorrect, not questionable, but WRONG. The comparison of Tolkien to C.S. Lewis is akin to comparing Dickens to Tom Clancy - the two just don't mix. Did not Tolkien SPECIFICALLY say that his works are to be taken with a grain of salt, and not applied to any themes from the real world? I want you to show me ONE example of Christianity in LoTR - aside from Morality and Goodness, because they can exist in even non-religious souls (shocking, no?). While C.S. Lewis DOES admit to underlying Christian themes in his writing, Tolkien wrote from an AGNOSTIC, or even ATHEISTIC prospective - while he himself was a devout Christian, his works have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Christianity, and therefore make your "argument" fundamentally flawed...

As for LoTR and HP, the argument is akin to comparing a master's work with the feeble dabblings of a layman - LoTR is much DEEPER than HP, and is made to be interpreted on many levels, unlike the one-shot "novel" that is HP. Although I am not against HP or Lewis, the comparison to LoTR is simply flawed, and should only be brought up, let alone argued, by those who understand the content and can SUPPORT their arguments with a valid thesis.

Ta ta,

Julius T.

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