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Film.com: Comparisons between Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings

November 27, 2010 at 7:50 am by Calisuri  - 

Many of us Ringers know the comparisons of The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter are many. Well, Film.com has compiled a few for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Fantasy stories generally lift from the same mythological source bank. Actually, if you want to get super scholarly and esoteric about it, every story (especially the more sword-and-sorcery themed variety) is the same basic “hero’s journey” archetype detailed by Joseph Campbell. But fantasy stories — King Arthur, Lord of the RingsThe Chronicles of NarniaWillowPeter PanConan the Barbarian — build their world out of the same objects. You have magicians, dragons, unicorns, gnomes, and elves popping up to do battle, and they’ve made their way from medieval tapestries and texts to our modern movie screens.

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Posted in Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, Tolkien on November 27, 2010 by
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