'A Mighty Matter of Legend’: Tolkien's Rohirrim. A Source by Peri Sipahi

By Peri Sipahi

J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the earrings is likely one of the most well-liked works of fiction of the 20th century and past. it's been bought over a hundred million occasions in several international locations all over the world and has been translated into greater than 30 languages. one of many elements liable for its recognition is the sensation that the tale is greater than simply myth. Peri Sipahi attempts to get a grip at the subject matters and references 'simmering underneath the surface’, utilizing the instance of the Rohirrim – their language and society – and Tolkien’s personal principles of what a superb tale is like. students largely agree that the Rohirrim are to a better half modelled after the Anglo-Saxons. but, what precisely makes the folk of Rohan resemble the Anglo-Saxons, and what modifications should be found?

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