If you thought Tom Bombadil was a tough character to crack, wait until we try to understand the equally-cryptic Goldberry.
Here’s Part IV of the Tom Bombadil article. Please bear with me – it’ll soon be concluded 😉
To be honest, I never realized it was going to be so extensive!
Expect a conclusion round about the 5th Part … woohoo 🙂
“Who is Tom Bombadil?”, perhaps this question has been asked to death for years by Tolkien fans – and no matter how detailed and complex the answer is, there’s still no definite conclusion. Continue reading “Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part I)”
Tales from the Perilous Realm is a collection of four independent works written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Whilst exploring Tolkien’s style of writing in different lands other than those of Middle-earth, it is interesting to see how these short works inspired or, in turn, were influenced by the author’s more famous works.
The following post shall briefly tackle each major work; outlining the general storyline/content and providing some reflections on each of them and their context within Tolkien’s other work.
Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: Tales from the Perilous Realm”