SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! WE EARN A
COMMISSION ON WHAT YOU BUY:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
eBay
Amazon.ca
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Clouds
    2. Enola Holmes
   3. Mulan
  4. Tenet
 5. The One and Only Ivan
6. Project Power


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
      2. Romeo and Juliet
     3. The Monkey King
    4. John Williams in Vienna
   5. Space Battleship Yamato
  6. Willow
 7. Ready Player One
8. Ghostbusters
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. How to Train Your Dragon
        2. Nightmare Before Christmas
       3. Gladiator
      4. Alice in Wonderland
     5. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
    6. Superman
   7. LOTR: Return of the King
  8. Titanic
 9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. Joker
Home Page
Menu Options ▼

Edit | Delete
Re: What is "Beowulf"?
• Posted by: James   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, January 13, 2002, at 9:13 a.m.
• IP Address: dal-tgn-tvo-vty30.as.wcom.net
• In Response to: Re: What is "Beowulf"? (Ian)

Yeah, there isn't any visible influence to me (only thematic strands that are common in many epics) The LOTR (actually the hobbit) started as bedtime stories for Tolkiens son, only later did he write it down. I read that the LOTR was somewhat of a reaction to C.S. Lewis's stories which were loaded with christian themes and symbolism. Tolkien wanted to show that it was possible to create a strong "mythological" cycle without relying on Christian symbolism (I think it worked) I don't see any significant likenesses between Beowulf and LOTR, I don't think Tolkien intended any either.

> I don't see the resemblance (besides glancing ones) between Beowulf and
> LOTR. The heroes are completely different, the situations and enemies are
> polar, and the execution (epic poem vs. epic prose) is divergent. One
> could make the case that Tolkien was influenced by Beowulf, since he's the
> first scholar not to take it literally, but then, Beowulf is the basis for
> many of English's traditions. Somewhere I read that Tolkien's original
> idea for the books was to create a uniquely British fantasy history,
> seeing as most of their culture is imported, but instead created a whole
> new genre of fiction.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>


Copyright © 1998-2021, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.