Ghosts in ME:Germanic, Norse and Anglo-Saxon remnants in Tolkien world

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Ghosts in ME:Germanic, Norse and Anglo-Saxon remnants in Tolkien world

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    Mornedhel
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    Sorry for this out of topic subject

    One of my childhood fellow friend wrote a study “Ghosts in Middle-Earth: Germanic, Norse and Anglo-Saxon remnants in Tolkien’s fictional world”, I would like to share for your critical vision.
    Constructive comments are welcome.

    If you are interested, please PM me

    Thanks

    Synopsis :
    The aim of this research paper is to focus on examples of ghostly characters in Tolkien’ s fictional works (mainly The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion) and explore the functions of such characters within this author’ s imaginary world. The research draws on older works such as Beowulf and the Scandinavian Sagas, e.g., to relate Tolkien’ s supernatural characters to early medieval literary ghosts; it argues that Tolkien used them on purpose to strengthen his fictional world and the latter’ s social “reality,” to help recreate a complete and “ideal” early heroic age. But the research also demonstrates that although Tolkien’ s ghosts are definitely Germanic in nature, they are also quite specific to the world of Middle-Earth that he created.

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    Mornedhel
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    Sorry for this out of topic subject

    One of my childhood fellow friend wrote a study “Ghosts in Middle-Earth: Germanic, Norse and Anglo-Saxon remnants in Tolkien’s fictional world”, I would like to share for your critical vision.
    Constructive comments are welcome.

    If you are interested, please PM me

    Thanks

    Synopsis :
    The aim of this research paper is to focus on examples of ghostly characters in Tolkien’ s fictional works (mainly The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion) and explore the functions of such characters within this author’ s imaginary world. The research draws on older works such as Beowulf and the Scandinavian Sagas, e.g., to relate Tolkien’ s supernatural characters to early medieval literary ghosts; it argues that Tolkien used them on purpose to strengthen his fictional world and the latter’ s social “reality,” to help recreate a complete and “ideal” early heroic age. But the research also demonstrates that although Tolkien’ s ghosts are definitely Germanic in nature, they are also quite specific to the world of Middle-Earth that he created.

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    Thingol
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    I would like to read this study…. not as a critic, but as someone who wants to learn a little better about those mythological links… could you send me…. on PM is my e-mail…

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